Chapter 5 Food Chain

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energy

the capacity to do work

matter

anything that has mass and takes up space

photosynethis

the process in which plants use sunlight to produce sugar molcules

chemosynthesis

process in which chemical energy is used to produce carbohydrates

producer

an organism that makes its own food

consumer

an organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms

herbivore

any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants

omnivore

organism that obtains energy by eating both plants and animals

carnivore

any animal that feeds on flesh

decomposer

organism that breaks down the wastes or remains of other organisms

food chain

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

food web

a diagram that shows the feeding relationships between organisms in an ecosystem

energy pyramid

way of showing how energy moves through a food chain

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