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Ecosystems

5.9A-Ecosystems

TermDefinition
An animal that gets energy by eating ONLY other animals. Carnivore
Animal that gets energy by eating ONLY plants. Herbivore
Uses sunlight to make its own food for energy. Producer
Community of living and non‐living things. Ecosystem
An organism that gets energy by breaking down dead organisms, waste, and non‐living materials. Decomposer
Organism that gets energy by eating other organisms. Consumer
An ‐‐‐‐‐ is a living thing. Organism
Animal that gets energy by eating BOTH plants and animals. Omnivore
Plant or animal who needs energy and must meet basic needs in order to survive. Living Element (Biotic Factor)
Part of an ecosystem like water, soil, air, sunlight, sediments, and rocks. Non-living Element (Abiotic Factor)
To turn or spin. Rotate
To move around another object. Revolve
It takes the Earth ____________ to revolve around the Sun one time. 1 year or 365 days
It takes the Earth _____________ to rotate on it's axis one full time. 1 day or 24 hours
It takes the Moon ______________ to revolve around the Earth one time. 29 days
Star at the center of our Solar System that supplies Earth with heat and light, its enormous gravitational pull keeps our Solar System in orbit. Sun
What is the largest planet in our solar system? Jupiter
Created by: Science STAAR