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Ecosystems

Ecosystem Studyguide

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Parts of living things are considered living. If they are separated from the living thing they are considered... Once Living (Dead)
List 3 characteristics of living things movement, respiration, sensitivity, growth, reproduction, excretion, nutrition
What is an ecosystem? A community of plants and animals that interact with their environment
If something has the potential to be alive then it is considered... Living
List 4 characteristics of living things movement, respiration, sensitivity, growth, reproduction, excretion, nutrition
What are abiotic factors? Non-living factors that help an ecosystem thrive
If living things or parts of living things are processed then they are considered... Non living
What is an example of an abiotic factor? Rain, soil, sun
What are biotic factors? living factors that help an ecosystem thrive
What is a producer? Producers are plants. Produce their own food through photosynthesis and provide oxygen for animals
What is an example of a biotic factor? plants, animals, bacteria
What is a decomposer? Living things that break down dead plants and animals
What are the four types of consumers? Carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, and scavenger
What is a consumer? Livings things that eat plants and animals for energy and produce carbon dioxide
What is an example of a decomposer? Worms, bacteria, fungi
Trees, grass, and flowers are examples of... Producers
What is an herbivore? An organism that eats only plants
Turtles, polar bears, and rabbits are examples of... Consumers
Where do producers get their energy from? The Sun
What is a carnivore? An organism that eats only meat
What is an omnivore? An organism that eats both plants and animals
What do food chains begin with? A producer
What do the arrows in a food chain represent? The transfer of energy from one organism to another
What is a scavenger? An organism that eats already dead animals
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