Living Systems/Animals 4.5

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What are structural adaptations? Give an example.
Physical attributes that help organisms
meet a life need;
Example: When an organism changes
color to protect it from danger
What are behavioral adaptations? Give an example.
Different kinds of activities organisms
perform;
Example: When birds fly south for the
winter
In a food chain the energy in a
community comes from a(n) ____.
Producer
Name an example of a producer.
A plant
An organism's ____ provides food,
water, shelter, and space.
Habitat
The function that an organism performs in the food web of that community is called its _______.
Niche
What type of organism eats only
producers? (plants)
Herbivore
What breaks down dead plants and
animals?
Decomposers
What do we call a living organism that uses sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to make sugar and oxygen?
Producers
Consumers that eat both plants and
animals are _____.
Omnivores
The flow of energy from the sun
through producers, consumers, and
decomposers is a ____.
Food web
An organism that eats only animals is a(n) ______.
Carnivore
What is an ecosystem?
A community and its nonliving
environment.
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