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Food Chains

Unit 6

Carnivore Eats meat
Omnivore Eats both plants and meat
Herbivore Eats plants
Scavenger Eats already dead organisms
Decomposer Breaks down dead organisms
Consumer Eats other organisms
Producer Makes its own energy (food)
The source of all energy The Sun
Biotic Living things
Abiotic Non-living things
Arrows in a food chain The flow of energy
Ecosystem A community of living and non-living things in their natural environment
Examples of abiotic factors Sunlight, soil, air, water
Examples of biotic factors animals, plants, bugs, and people
3 things water plants need for photosynthesis. sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water
What do people and animals breathe in Oxygen
What people and animals breathe out... Carbon Dioxide
What plants release during photosynthesis Oxygen
What plants take in for photosynthesis Carbon dioxide, sunlight, and water
Overpopulation An increase in the number of organisms which can have direct and indirect effects on an ecosystem
Interdependency When elements within an ecosystem depend on each other to survive
Food Web Two or more overlapping food chains
Predator An animal that hunts another animal for food
Example of a decomposer Mushroom, fungus, bacteria
A biotic organism depending on another biotic organism? A hummingbird sucking nectar from a flower
A biotic organism depending on an abiotic organism A whale swims in water
Created by: dickeyk