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|Made up of all the living and non living things in an environment.
|Organisms that make their own food using the Sun's energy (plants).
|Organisms that must eat other organisms to survive. These include herbivores (plant eaters), carnivores (meat eaters), omnivores (which each plants and animals), and scavengers (which eat the leftover meat from a prey that another animal killed)
|Organisms that break down dead matter.
|Feeds on and harms a host organism.
|A characteristic that helps an organism to survive in its environment.
|A change in an organism's behavior, like wolves hunting in packs to take down large animals, or fish in swimming in schools for protection.
|Refers to an organism's physical structure, like a giraffe's long neck which helps it reach leaves on tall trees, or cacti having a thick, waxy cuticle that prevents water loss so it can survive in a dry environment.
|The living organisms in an ecosystem (plants and animals).
|The nonliving features in an ecosystem (Sun, water, soil).
|A treeless plain in the arctic regions where the ground is frozen all year long.
|Good for farming because the soil is so rich in nutrients.
|Have abundant rainfall, making them very wet environments.
|Show the path of energy as it flows through an ecosystem.
|Show how food chains overlap in an ecosystem.
|______ are the animals that are hunted.
|Only eat meat.
|Only eat grass and plants.
|Eat both plants and meat.
|animals that hunt to eat
|symbiosis that is beneficial to both organisms
|symbiosis where one organism benefits and the other is unaffected
|symbiosis where one organism benefits and the other is harmed