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4th Grade Sci U 09

Investigating Energy Flow in Living Systems

TermDefinition
Consumer an organism that eats other organisms (plants and/ or animals) for food
Decomposer an organism that gets energy by feeding on dead materials and waste
Dependent to rely on someone or something else
Ecosystem the living and nonliving components of an area
Food chain a representation of the flow of energy from the sun through producers to consumers and decomposers in an ecosystem
Food web a representation of several overlapping food chains in an ecosystem
Habitat the place where an organism lives
Model a picture, idea, or an object that represents an object, a system, or a process and is used to help with understanding
Producer an organism that makes its own food
Aquarium a glass or plastic container in which fish and other water animals and plants can live
Carbon dioxide a colorless, odorless gas found in our atmosphere
Carnivore an animal that gets food from killing and eating other animals
Herbivore an animal that gets its energy from eating only plants
Interact to act together : to come together and have an effect on each other
Omnivore an animal that eats both plants and animals for energy
Organism a living thing made up of one or more cells and able to carry on the activities of life (such as using energy, growing, or reproducing)
Terrarium a usually transparent enclosure for keeping or raising plants or usually small animals indoors
Primary consumer an organism that eats producers
Secondary consumer an organism that eats other consumers
Sun source of energy
Created by: lagroneh