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science vocab words

Ecology the study of the interactions of living organisms with one another and with their enviroment
Biotic describes living factors in the environment
Aboitic describes the nonliving part of the environ- ment, including water, rocks, light, and temperature
organism a living thing; anything that can carry out life processes independently
Habitat environment, natural surroundings, home, domain, haunt; formal habitation.
Population a group of organisms of the same spe- cies that live in a specific geographical area
Community all of the populations of species that live in the same habitat and interact with each other
Ecosystem a community of organisms and their abiotic, or nonliving, environment (483)
Biosphere the part of Earth where life existse
Producer an organism that can make its own food by using energy from its surroundings
Consumer an organism that eats other organisms or organic matter
Decomposer an organism that gets energy by breaking down the remains of dead organisms or animal wastes and consuming or absorbing the nutrients
Herbivore an organism that eats only plants
Carnivore an organism that eats animals
Omnivore an organism that eats both plants and animals
Food Chain the pathway of energy transfer through various stages as a result of the feeding patterns of a series of organisms
Food Web a diagram that shows the feeding relationships between organisms in an ecosystem
Energy Pyramid a triangular diagram that shows an ecosystem’s loss of energy, which results as energy passes through the ecosystem’s food chain
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