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Lesson 6

Ecosystems

TermDefinition
Predator An animal that hunts and eats another animal
Prey An animal that is hunted for food
Producers They make their own food for energy
Consumers They are organisms that cannot make their own food
Herbivore Eat only plants
Carnivore Eat only meats
Omnivore Eat all things
Scavengers Eat dead animals
Decomposers Animals that consume waste and dead organisms and break them down
Food Chain Series of steps of which energy moves from one thing to another
Food Web A diagram that combines many food chains
Parasite Lives on or in another organism, takes nutrients from organisms
Symbiosis A long-term relationship between two different organisms
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 Non-living
Population group of one species living in an area
Community group of one species living 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: margot-martin