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Grade 5 Web of Life

Mystery Science

Herbivore A consumer that eats only plants. A consumer that eats only plants
producers organisms that make their own food
herbivore A consumer that eats only plants.
carnivore A consumer that eats only animals.
omnivore An animal that eats both plants and animals
decomposer An organism that breaks down wastes and dead organisms
food chain series of steps in an ecosystem in which organisms transfer energy by eating and being eaten
primary consumer an organism that eats producers
secondary consumer An organism that eats primary consumers
tertiary consumer A carnivore that eats secondary consumers
energy pyramid diagram that compares energy used by producers, primary consumers, and other trophic levels
ecosystem A community of organisms and their environment
fungi An organism that absorbs nutrients from the environment.
soil The loose, weathered material on Earth's surface in which plants can grow.
mold a type of fungus
predator An animal that hunts other animals for food
prey an animal that is hunted and killed by another for food
worm castings when a worm makes a burrowed hole through soil because it eats it
fertilizer a substance that provides nutrients to help crops grow better
nutrients a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life.
Micronutrients very small vitamins and minerals
Created by: eileenrothstein


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