Producer, Consumer, Decomposer

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Carnivore

A consumer that eats only animals.

Community

A group of various species that live in the same habitat and interact with each other.

Consumer

An organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms.

Decomposer

An organism that feeds on and breaks down dead plant or animal matter.

Decomposition

The process of decaying, rotting, or breaking down.

Energy

The ability to move or change matter.

Energy pyramid

A way of showing how energy moves through a food chain.

Environment

The area in which something exists or lives.

Environmental factor

One part of the environment. An environmental factor can be nonliving, such as water, light, temperature, or chemicals, or living, such as a plant or an animal.

Food chain

The way food passes from one organism to another.

Food source

What an organism obtains its energy from.

Food web

Links all the food chains in an ecosystem together.

Fungi

A group of simple, plantlike animals that live on dead organic matter.

Habitat

The place where an Organism lives.

Herbivore

A plant-eating animal.

Niche

The role of an organism in its habitat, or how it makes its living.

Omnivore

An animal that eats both plants and animals.

Organism

Any living thing.

Photosynthesis

The process by which plants and some other organisms capture the energy in sunlight and use it to make food.

Predator

An animal that hunts and eats other animals.

Producer

An organism that can make its own food.

Primary consumer

An organism that feeds on all or part of plants or on other producers.

Secondary consumer

An animal that eats other animals. Carnivores are secondary consumers.

Scavenger

An animal that eats dead animals.

Tertiary consumer

A carnivore at the topmost level in a food chain that feeds on other carnivores; an animal that feeds only on secondary consumers.

Prey

An animal hunted for food, especially by a carnivorous animal.

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