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Includes both living and non living things Ecosystem
Living part of an ecosystem Community
Made of only one type of organism Population
An organisms home Habitat
Make food Producers
Use the food that producers make or eat other organisms Consumer
Break down wastes and remains of other organisms Decomposer
Steps in which organisms get the food they need to survive Food chain
Shows how a food chain is related to an ecosystem Food web
Ecosystems include both …………. and ……….. things. Living and non living
The study of how living and non living things interact is Ecotology
The living part of an ecosystem is a ………. Community
Communities can be divided into different ……… Populations
A population is made up of one type of ………… Organism.
Each organisms home is called its ……….. Habitat
A desert is very dry, but a rainforest has plenty of ……… Water
A cactus can grow where there is little water but plenty of ………. Sunlight
Areas with soil rich in ……… can support many plants Nutrients
The types of plants and animals that live in a particular ………… depend on the water, soil, and amount of sunlight the area receives Ecosystem
………… differences produce a variety of ecosystems Climate
Each community has three types of members Producers
Consumers
Decomposers
Producers make …. Food
Consumers eat producers or other …….. Consumers
Decomposers break down ……. and the remains of other organisms Waste
You can tell most producers by their ……… color Green
Producers use water, carbon dioxide in the air, and the ……… to make food Suns energy
Producers capture light energy from the sun and transform it into ……. Food
Organisms that eat food are …….. Consumers
Consumers must get food from other ……….to stay alive Organisms
Some consumers eat both plants and ……. Animals
Decomposers break down living and dead matter into simple …….. that they use for food Chemicals
In any ecosystem many ………… overlap Food chains
How food chains are related within an ecosystem is shown by a ……… Food web
An ecosystem contains living and non living things. What is the living part of an ecosystem called? Meadow
What are two non living things in the ecosystem? Soil and grass
How is a community different from a population? A community contains different populations. A population contains only one species.
What is the earthworms habitat? Soil
How could a pond population be affected if it were to dry up? The frogs, salamanders and fish would die.
The living part of an ecosystem is Community
A very dry ecosystem where cacti grow is a Desert
…….capture light energy from the sun and transform it into food Producers
Most producers are green because their cells contain Chlorophyll
Understanding how the living and non living parts of an ………. work together helps people preserve the natural world. Ecosystem