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Pond life

Vocabulary and Info for midterm 2011

An organism that is so small that it can not be seen clearly with the naked eye Microscopic organism
A representation of a much larger pond ecosystem. Microcosm
An area with many different organisms living together Community
Any non-living part of a community such as rock, temperature Abiotic factor
Any living part of a community such as a plant or animal Biotic factor
The first link in a food chain, makes its own food producer
Green plants use energy from the ________ to produce their own food and create oxygen Sun
An animal that eats only plants Herbivore
An animal that preys only on animals for food Carnivore
An animal that eats both plants and animals Omnivore
Organisims that eat plants are _______ consumers Primary
Organisms that eat the primary consumers are called Secondary consumer
Organisms that eat the secondary consumers are called Tertiary Consumer
A way of showing how energy moves from one organism to the next Energy pyramid
Energy __________ as it moves from the base of the energy pyramid to the top of the pyramid Decreases
A diagram that links several food chains together Food web
Any trait that helps an organism survive in the environment Adaptation
Emergent vegetation, submerged vegetation, floating vegetation, open water, surface, bottom and shore Zones of the pond
When organisms rely on each other in order to create/maintain a balanced ecosystem Interdependence
A large branch of science that studies the interactions of organisms with each other and their environment Ecology
The interaction between living and non-living factors in a given area Ecosystem
Organism large enough to be seen with the naked eye. Ex. dragonfly, frog, water strider Macroscopic organism
An animal large enough to be seen without a microscope but DOES NOT have a backbone. Invertebrate
Part of the microscope where you place the slide. Stage
You hold these two parts of the microscope if you need to carry it. Base and arm
Part of the microscope you look into to magnify your specimen. This has a 10x magnification. Eyepiece
When you use the low power objective (4x) and the eyepiece, the object is now magnified 40x's
The medium objective lense magnifies the specimen how many times? 10x's
Is composed of one producer, a primary and secondary consumer. Food chain
Created by: dwehrlin