How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

18 terms

Ecosystem Vocabulary

5th Grade Ecosystem Vocabulary
STUDY
PLAY
mutation
a change caused by genes in an organism
offspring
a parent's child
adaptations
changes organisms make in order to survive
natural selection
a process with many changes over time that help an organism survive
community
the group of all the populations in an area
cycle
a repeating process or flow of materials through a system
ecosystem
all the living and nonliving things in an area
energy pyramid
a diagram showing the flow of energy through a food chain
habitat
the place in an ecosystem where an organism lives
niche
the job that an organism has in an ecosystem
population
a group of organisms of one species that live in an area at the same time
producer
an organism that makes its own food
consumer
an organism that eats other organisms for energy
decomposer
an organism that breaks down other organisms
food chain
a simple path of energy from one organism to another
herbivore
plant eater
carnivore
meat eater
photosynthesis
process a plant uses to change sunlight to energy