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Grade 6 Unit A Ch 4

Scott Foresman 6th Science Unit A Ch 4 Vocab

Carnivore A consumer that eats only animals.
Competition A situation in which two or more organisms attempt to use the same resource.
Energy pyramid A model that shows how energy is used in a food chain or an ecosystem.
Pollution Anything produced that harms the environment
Herbivore A consumer that eats only plants or other producers.
Omnivore A consumer that eats both producers and consumers.
Decomposer An organism that obtains energy by consuming dead organisms and the wastes of living organisms.
Respiration Energy producing process in which a cell combines oxygen with sugars and gives off carbon dioxide and water.
Taiga Forest biome characterized by trees that lose their leaves each year
Tundra The northernmost and coldest biome.
Permafrost Ground that is permanently frozen.
Biome Large geographic region with a particular kind of climate and community.
Estuary Place where fresh water from rivers or streams mixes with saltwater from the ocean.
tropical rainforest Biome that has much rainfall and high temperatures all year
Desert Biome with little rainfall and usually high daytime temperatures
Saltwater Biome Water biome with high salt content
Freshwater Biome Water biome that has a low salt content
Temperate Deciduous Forest Forest biome characterized by trees that lose their leaves each year
Grassland Biome characterized by few trees and many grasses
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