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5th grade ecology
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behavior that an organism inherits; such as a cat stalking mice
Population that will become endangered if not protected; such as polar bears.
consumer that breaks down the tissues of dead organisms; such as earthworms
the ways in which organisms interact according to what they eat ; sun ---plant---cow---human
a role something plays in its environment; such as an vulture eating the leftover kill of a lion
all of the individuals of the same kind living in the same environment; such as a flock of geese
interactions among many different food chains
contest among organisms for limited resources such as food, water, shelter.; such as a lion and a cheetah
a community and its physical environment together; such as a pond
no longer in existence; such as the dodo bird.
a single organism in an environment; such as a goose
an organism that must eat to get food; such as a dog
shows the amound of energy available to pass from one level of a food chain to the next
an organism that makes its own food; such as a plant.
Long term relationships between organisms; such as a flea and a dog
a place in an ecosystem where a population lives; such as a forest
All the populations of organisms living together in an environment; frogs, cattails, fish, turtles
behavior an organisms learns from his parents; such as an young otter learning to crack open an oyster
imported or non-native organism; such as zebra mussels
Population that will become extinct if something is not done to try to save it; such as a Siberian Tiger
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