Science_5th grade

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18 terms · 5th grade science vocabulary

Energy

the ability to work or cause change

food chain

a community of organisms where each member is eaten in turn by another member

food web

network of all the food chains in an ecosystem

producers

organisms that make their own food

consumers

Organisms that get their energy by eating other organisms

herbivore

any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants
(vegetarian)

carnivore

any animal that feeds on flesh
(Meat eater)

omnivore

an animal that eats both plants and animals
(people, dogs)

energy Pyramid

simple diagram that shows how energy in food flows from one organisim to another

Decay

to rot

Decomposer

organism that breaks down and gets its nutrients from dead organisms

Bacteria

Single celled, no nucleus, live everywhere
(tiny...microscopic)

Traits

physical characteristics of an organism
(height, color, size, etc.)

Scavenger

animal that eats only dead organisms
(Buzzard, scavenger fish)

Nutrients

all the chemical substances that an organism needs to sustain life (Vitamins, Minerals, Water)

Mold

fungus that usually grows in dark, damp places

Mushrooms

fungus that can grow rapidly
(can be poisonous or you can eat it)

Aquatic

a plant that lives in or on water

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