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living and nonliving

TEKS 5.9A - environmental interactions

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All the living and nonliving things and all of their interactions in an area. Ecosystem
Having a metabolism, life processes, was once alive or follows a life cycle Living
a part of the ecosystem that is not living, ex - sunlight, objects that have never had any basic needs Nonliving
A living thing Organism
An inherited characteristic that provides an advantage Adaptation
An organism that uses sunlight to produce its own food Producer
An organism that gets energy by eating other organisms Consumer
overlapping paths of food energy from the Sun to producers to a series of consumers in an ecosystem food web
describes the life cycle of an insect whose form changes entirely at each stage of its life cycle complete metamorphosis
all organisms of the same kind living in an area at the same time population
the stages of growth an organism goes through life cycle
the purpose of any specific structure function
the physical appearance of an organism structure
to work together; to act on each other interaction
the continuous exchange of gases between plants and animals carbon dioxide - oxygen cycle
describes the life cycle of an organism whose form does not change very much during its life incomplete metamorphosis
An organism that consumes dead or nonliving biomass without need for internal digestion Decomposer
a long-term relationship between two different kinds of organisms that benefits one or both symbiotic relationship
Gets energy only from eating animals Carnivore
Gets energy only from plants herbivore
Gets energy by eating plants and animals omnivore
Created by: jhouse28