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Frizzell Vocab # 16

Food Chains-

producer Plants that use sunlight to "make" their own food.
consumer Any animal that must eat other organisms to supply their needed energy to live
herbivore a consumer that ONLY eats plants for energy
carnivore a consumer that ONLY eats other animals for energy
omnivore a consumer that eats BOTH plants and animals for energy
scavenger a consumer that eats dead organisms (they don't hunt or kill)
decomposer a consumer that BREAKS DOWN dead material and returns the nutrients back to the soil
thrive to grow well; to prosper
perish to pass away completely; to become destroyed; to die
food chain the movement of energy from the Sun to producers then to consumers
food web a system of interacting food chains within an ecosystem
carbon dioxide (CO2) a gas produced by animals during respiration that plants use for photosynthesis
oxygen (O2) a gas produced by plants during photosynthesis that animals use for respiration
transfer (flow) of energy the movement of energy between the Sun and living organisms
respiration a process by which animals breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide; breathing in and out
photosynthesis the process by which plants make their own food using sunlight, water and carbon dioxide
Created by: tfrizzell
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