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organism

A living thing such as a plant or animal.

environment

All the living and nonliving conditions that affect an animal's life including other animals, plants climate, water, light, & air.

advantage

When an organism has superior or greater ability for survival.

compare

Recognizing the similarities of organisms.

contrast

Recognizing the differences between organisms.

physical characteristics

An organism's appearance (what it looks like) such as size, color, shape, or body covering.

consumer

A living thing whose food comes from other living things.

decomposer

A living thing that breaks down waste, plant & animal remains for its source of energy.

food chain

One organism is dependent on another for food.

food web

Made up of many food chains to show how food passes from multiple organisms to other organisms in the same environment.

predator

An animal that hunts and eats other animals.

prey

An animal that is hunted and eaten by other animals.

producer

An organism that makes its own food such as plants.

survive

To remain alive.

requirements for life

Different things that organisms need to survive.

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