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Current Life Science

Life Science

The living and nonliving parts of an environment that interact. Ecosystem
Another word for living organisms. Biotic
Another word for nonliving organisms. Abiotic
An organism that uses the Sun to make its own food. Producer
An organism that gets its energy from eating other organisms. Consumer
An organism that hunts and kills other organisms for food. Predator
An organism that is hunted and eaten by a predator. Prey
An organism that must live on or inside another living organism in order to get its energy. Parasite
An organism that breaks down dead organisms and waste. Decomposer
Shows the path of energy from one organism to another. Food Chain
Many overlapping food chains linked together. Food Web
Animals that eat only plants. Herbivores
Animals that only eat meat. Carnivores
Animals that eat both plants and animals. Omnivores
The breaking down of rock by wind, water, or ice. Weathering
The moving of sediments. Erosion
The dropping of sediments in a new location. Deposition
The day to day conditions of the atmosphere at a specific place and time. Weather
The average weather conditions over a long period of time. Climate
To spin on an axis. It takes the Earth 24 hours to do this one time. Rotation
To go all the way around something. It takes the Earth 365 days to do this one time. Revolution
The direction the Sun rises in. East
The direction the Sun sets in. West
A circuit that has more than 1 path for electricity to take. Parallel Circuit
A circuit that only has 1 path for the electricity to take. Series Circuit
If something is more dense than water it will? Sink
If something is less dense than water it will? Float
Created by: Mr. Minett
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