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chapter 6 vocab

Predator An animal that hunts and eats another animal
Prey Any animal that is hunted by others for food
Producers Make their own food for energy
Consumers Organisms that cannot make their own food. They get energy from producers or other consumers
Omnivers Eat both plants and animals
Carnivors Eat only other animals
Herbivors Eat only plants
Scavenger Feed on dead onimals
Decomposers Organisms that get their energy by breaking down wastes and dead organisms
Food Chain A series of steps by which energy moves from one type of living thing to another
Food Web A diagram that combines many food chains into a picture
Symbiosis A long-term relationship between two different organism
Ecosystem All the living and nonliving things in an area and their interactions
Habitat Provides all the things an organism needs to live
Biotic Factor Living organisms
Abiotic Factor nonliving
Population A group of one species living in an area
Community Different populations in an area
Niche The role that an organism has in an ecosystem
Carrying Capacity The number of organisms that can live in a habitat
Parasites Live inside or outside another organism taking nutrients from that organism
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