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Environmental Change

5.9C-Environmental Changes

Organism Living thing.
Change To become or make different.
Environment The living and non‐living things around an organism.
Vegetation Plant life in an ecosystem.
Increase To become greater in number, size, strength, or quality.
Population All the living things belonging to a group who live in the same area.
Decrease To lessen in number, size, strength, or quality.
Grazers Animals that continuously feed on growing grasses (such as cattle or sheep).
Carrying Capacity Size of population that an environment can support and feed.
Impact Direct change or effect.
Food Web Multiple food chains connected to show the path of food energy in an ecosystem.
Producer (Plant) Uses sunlight to make its own food for energy.
Decomposer Breaks down dead organisms, waste, and non‐ living materials for energy.
Food Chain Straight path of food energy from one organism to another in an ecosystem.
Omnivore Animal that gets energy by eating BOTH plants and animals.
Herbivore Animal that gets energy by eating ONLY plants.
Carnivore An animal that gets energy by eating ONLY other animals.
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