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chptr6 science notes

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TermDefinition
Predator Any animal that hunts and eats other animals is called a predator.
Prey Any animal that is hunted by other animals for food is called prey.
Producers Any organism that makes their own food for energy is called a producer.
Consumers Organisms that can't make their own food. They get their energy from eating the producers.
Decomposers Any organism that gets their energy by breaking down wastes and dead organisms.
Herbivores Herbivores such as a Moose, eats only plants.
Carnivores Carnivores eat only other animals. One example is a Lion.
Omnivores Omnivores eat both plants and animals. One example is a Black Bear.
Scavengers Scavengers feed on other animals that they have not hunted down or killed. Two examples are Hyenas and Vultures.
Food Chain A food chain is a series of steps showing how energy moves from one thing to another.
Food Web A food web is a diagram that combines many food chains into one picture.
Symbiosis A long-term relationship between two different organisms is called symbiosis.
Parasite A parasite is an organism that lives on or inside of another 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 organisms.
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.
Created by: khalen-jones