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6th gr Ecology pt 2

6th grade ecology - part 2

Population All the plants or animals of a particular species present in a place.
Food Web The interlocking food chains within an ecological community.
Predator A carnivorous animal that hunts, kills, and eats other animals in order to survive.
Prey An animal that is caught, killed, or eaten by another.
Consumer Gets energy by using food.
Ecosystem A localized group of interdependent organisms together with the environment that they inhabit and depend on.
Photosynthesis The use of sunlight as energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into food.
Plankton Microscopic plants and animals.
Producer Able to produce their own food.
decomposer Organisms that eat dead organisms and waste from living organisms.
field of view The area in the eyepiece of an optical instrument in which the image is visible.
Cell Wall Outermost layer of a cell
Chloroplast Part of plant cell containing chlorophyll (where photosynthesis occurs)
Habitat The natural conditions and environment
Carrying Capacity The number of animals a region can support.
Field Study The majority of ecological study is done in the natural habitat or organisms.
Competition The struggle between organisms of the same or different species for limited resources such as food or light
Created by: Oakmanor