5th Grade Chapter 5 Lesson 1 What is an ecosystem?

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ecosystem

all the living and nonliving things in an area

population

group of organisms of one species that live in an area at the same time

community

all the populations in an area

nonliving parts of an ecosystem

air, water, soil, temperature and sunlight

biome

large ecosystem with generally the same climate and organisms

biosphere

all the biomes of the world together

organisms in a temperate rainforest community

maple and spruce trees, elk, squirrels, raccoons

niche

role that an organism has in an ecosystem

habitat

place where an organism lives-includes soil, air, water & plants of the area

All the relationships among organisms keep the ecosystem __________.

balanced

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