something that is not, will not, or was not alive (e.g. temperature)
something that is, will be, or was alive (e.g. plant)
any living thing (e.g. cat)
many of the same organisms
groups of species, no non-living things
species in a specific area
an area where living and non-living things interact
the study of organisms in their environments
something that limits the population of an organism
animals with better characteristics will survive, those without will die off; survival of the fittest
specific changes an animal undergoes to survive
how the organism makes its living (includes type of food, how to get food, predatory animals, interactions)
an area that provides a living thing everything it needs
fight for shelter, food, water, mates, territory, etc.
a relation between two organisms (e.g. mosquitoes & humans)
the act of killing and eating an animal for survival
the killer and eater
both animals benefit from this symbiotic relationship
one is benefiting, the other is not harmed nor benefited in this symbiotic relationship
one is benefiting, the other is harmed in this symbiotic relationship
the one who benefits from parasitism
the one who is harmed in parasitism
an organism that can make its own food (e.g. plant)
an organism that eats off of previously killed animals (e.g. hyena)
an organism that breaks down dead stuff and returns nutrients to the soil (e.g. worms)
an organism that has to eat for food and energy (animals)
an organism that gets plants' energy first (e.g. deer)
an organism that gets plants' energy second (e.g. lion)
an organism that only eats meat (e.g. lion)
an organism that can eat plants and meat (e.g. human)
an organism that only eats plants (e.g. deer)
a lateral representation of the flow of energy
multiple food chains connected together; much more complex than a food chain
the _____ _____ involves evaporation, condensation, and precipitation
when water goes up into the atmosphere as a result of heat; gets turned into gas (water vapor)
when water vapor reaches a temperature cold enough to return to a liquid state
when enough water has collected in the atmosphere and falls from atmosphere (e.g. rain)
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