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Adams 5th Life 1

Life Science Vocab

Part of this word means land and it is a container that contains plant life Terrarium
Organisms that feed off of other things because they can't make their own food (animals and humans) Consumer
Any living thing Organism or Biotic
Many food chains that tie together in an ecosystem Food Web
Another name for non living item. Ex. rocks, sand or soil Abiotic
The flow of energy on the Earth, beginning with the Sun then the producers then the consumers Food Chain
All the plant life in an ecosystem Vegetation
Organisms that make their own food through photosynthesis Producers
Breaks down dead materials and wastes so it is recycled back to rich land Decomposers
All living and non living things that interact with each other in an environment Ecosystem
A container that contains water, organisms and plants Aquarium
Gets food from dead and decaying animals Scavengers
An organism that must live on or inside another living organism in order to get its energy Parasite
An organism that is hunted by other animals Prey
Vultures, hyenas and snails are example of being a???? Scavenger
The organism that a parasite gets its energy from. Ex. the dog Host
Bacteria, fungus, earthworms, pill bugs and mushrooms are example of a ????? Decomposer
An organism that hunts other organisims for food Predator
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