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Life Science Vocab

ecosystem all living and nonliving things that exist and interact in one place
producer an organism that makes its own food
consumer an organismm that eats other living things to get energy
decomposer an organism that breaks down the remains of dead animals
biotic factors a living part of an ecosystem, including plants, animals, and fungi
abiotic factors a nonliving part of an ecoststem, including soil, water, and temperature
photosynthesis the process in which plants use carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight to make glucose and release oxygen into the air
population all of the organisms of the same kind that live in an ecosystem
food web two or more food chains that overlap
food chain the path of food energy in an ecosystem as one living thing eats another
extinction the permanent disappearance of elimination of a species
energy pyramid model that shows the flow of energy from one feeding level to another
herbivore an aminals that eats only plants
carnivore an animal that eats only other animals
omnivore an animal that eats both plants and animals
Created by: Mrs. Vessalo
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