nonliving, physical features of the environment, including air, water, sunlight, soil, temperature, and climate
the living organisms in an ecosystem
What are the five levels of environmental organization and what do they contain?
Population- group of individuals
Community- all the population in area
Ecosystem- community of organisms and their abiotic environment
Biosphere- Part of earth where life exists
Population and habitat; how are they related?
How r they related?
Name and define the 7 organism roles
Producer- an organism that can make its own food from light
Consumer- an organism that feeds on other organisms to obtain energy
Herbivore- consumers that eat only plants
Carnivore- consumers that eat only animals
Omnivore- consumers that eat both plants and animals
Scavenger- a carnivore that feeds on dead organisms
Decomposer- an organisms that breaks down waste and dead organisms, returning raw material to the environment
Many overlapping food chains in an ecosystem
Explain how energy flows through an ecosystem
How do they flow through?
Explain the difference between habitat and niche
A niche is a job, an organisms relationship with other organisms and no 2 species fill the exact same niche
A habitat is its home/workplace, the requirements for it to survive in an environment, and many species can live in the same habitat
Define predator and prey
Prey- an organism that is killed and eaten
Predator- an organism that does the killing and eating