Ecosystem Camp Words
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Ears that are positioned
unevenly to one another on each side of the head. Owls have asymmetrical ears.
An animal's use of its appearance to protect itself against predators.
An animal that eats another animal.
A relationship between two kinds of organisms that benefits one without affecting the other.
Any animal that eats plants or eats other plant-eating animals.
Living things that are active in the twilight (dusk/dawn).
Any of the fungi or bacteria that break down dead plants and animals into
useful things like minerals and rich soil.
Living things that are active in the day.
Partially decomposed plant or animal material.
A physiological process for locating distant prey by means of sound waves reflected back to the predator.
All the living and nonliving things in an area and their interactions with each other.
Pass the summer in a state of torpor.
The long hollow or grooved teeth of a venomous snake.
An acronym describing four types of decomposers [Fungi, Bacteria, Invertebrates, Scavengers]. See definitions.
The path of the energy in food from one organism to another.
The overlapping food chains in an ecosystem.
The place where a population lives.
An animal that eats plants, algae, and other producers.
To pass the winter in a state of torpor.
The absence of a venom-producing gland.
An animal that eats both plants and animals.
A relationship in which one kind of organism lives on and may harm another.
Any snake with a sensory pit on each side of the head and hollow perforated fangs.
A living thing that hunts other living things for food.
A living thing that is hunted for food.
Any of the plants and algae that produce oxygen and food that animals need.
Small, flattened, rigid plates forming part of the external body covering of reptiles (& amphibians).
A meat-eating animal that feeds on the remains of dead animals.
A relationship between two kinds of organisms over time.
Ears that are positioned evenly to one another on each side of the head. Humans have symmetrical ears.
A Membranous layer at the back of the retina that acts as a reflective layer, allowing more light to reach the eye's rods and cones.
A state of mental and motor inactivity.
Having a venom-producing gland and the ability to inflict a poisoned wound.
Bone and cartilage segments composing the spinal column.
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