made up of many parts that work together for a purpose
a system where living and nonliving things interact
members of one species that live within an area of an ecosystem
the different populations tht interact with each other in the same area
place where an organism lives in an ecosystem; organism's address such as a cave, hole in the ground, burrow, shrubs, trees
the specific role or job an organism has in its habitat, how the organism gets its food, and the type of food it eats
main energy source for life on earth
trait that helps a living thing survive in its environment, helps them in their niche
What are some examples of adaptations?
claws, sharp teeth, different types of beaks, ability to fly
living thing that makes or produces its own food (plants)
organisms that eat, or consume other living things
What are the different types of consumers?
herbivores, carnivores, omnivores
consumers that get energy by eating only plants
consumers that eat only animals
consumers that eat both plants and animals
an organism that digests the waste and remains of dead plants and animals
What are some examples of decomposers?
insects, bacteria, fungi
system of overlapping food chains
the process by which energy moves from one type of living thing to another
nutrients and minerals
things that travel through a food chain that animals need
freshwater ecosystem that is home to many organisms; it covers parts of Georgia and Florida
producers in water ecosystems
What is an example of a food chain in a freshwater ecosystem?
snail eats algae and is eaten by the blue heron
What do zooplankton feed on?
algae - they are consumers
put minerals and nutrients back into the soil
1) job an organism has 2) how the organism gets its food 3) how it escapes being or becoming the food or prey of other animals