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Ch 5 Ecosystems

Science

TermDefinition
ecosystem the living and nonliving parts interacting in an environment
habitat place where a living thing makes its home
population living things of the same kind that live in the same place
community all the populations that live in the same place
producer a living thing that makes its own food
decomposer a living that breaks down waste, dead plant, animal matter
migrate to move
hibernate to sleep through the winter
adaptation a trait that helps a living thing survive in its environment
fossil the remains or mark of a living thing from long ago
extinct plants or animals that are no longer living on Earth
What is a mushroom? Decomposer
Sun, soil, and air are all what? Nonliving parts of an ecosystem
Changes in the environment can sometimes do what to the environment? Harm or help living things in the environment
Why do leaves shed their leaves in the winter? As part of adaptation to their environment
How do we know that the tyrannosaurus rex were meat-eaters? Their sharp teeth
What is an example of an interaction between a living part of the ecosystem and a nonliving part of an ecosystem? A worm using soil as shelter
What is the water in a wetland an example of? habitat
How can a drought change an ecosystem? Plants can die from lack of water.
What can fossils teach us? how plants and animals changed over time
Created by: mbwilliams