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Week Twenty-two 2/24

TermDefinition
Producer An organism that gets its energy from the Sun and produces its own food
Consumer An organism that gets its energy from eating other organisms
Predator An organism that hunts and kills other organisms for food
Prey An organism that is hunted and eaten by predators
Parasite An organism that must live on or inside another living organism in order to survive
Host The organism that the parasite lives on or inside
Decomposer An organism that breaks down dead organisms and waste
Decomposition The process in which dead organisms are broken down and returned to the soil
Food Chain Shows the path of energy from one organism to another
Food Web Many overlapping food chains linked together that shows how energy is passed through an entire ecosystem
Omnivore Animals that eat both plants and animals
Herbivore Animals that eat mainly plants
Species A group of organisms of the same kind that can produce offspring like themselves
Extinct A plant or animal species that is no longer alive
Niche The role or job an organism plays within its environment
Endangered A plant of animal that is found in such small numbers that it is almost extinct
Habitat The environment where an organism lives
Population All of the same type of species living in the same environment
Carnivore Animals that eat mainly meat
Community All of the populations living together in the same environment
Created by: ghscience5