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5th Grade Chapter 5 Lesson 1 What is an ecosystem?

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ecosystem
all the living and nonliving things in an area
population
group of organisms of one species that live in an area at the same time
community
all the populations in an area
nonliving parts of an ecosystem
air, water, soil, temperature and sunlight
biome
large ecosystem with generally the same climate and organisms
biosphere
all the biomes of the world together
organisms in a temperate rainforest community
maple and spruce trees, elk, squirrels, raccoons
niche
role that an organism has in an ecosystem
habitat
place where an organism lives-includes soil, air, water & plants of the area
All the relationships among organisms keep the ecosystem __________.
balanced