FOSS Environments Review Investigation #2
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A shallow, temporary pool
A large plantlike group of water organisms
Microscopic plantlike organisms in aquatic environments that produce their own food.
Microscopic animals in aquatic environments
The beginning of something, such as where a river starts
A community of organisms interacting with each other and with the nonliving environment
The plants and animals in an ecosystem.
To act upon one another
A scientist who studies ecosystems
Anything that has mass and takes up space
What allows organisms to grow and move
A process use by plants and algae to make sugar (food) out of light, carbon dioxide, and water
An organism, such as a plant or algae, that makes its own food.
A microscopic organism, such as bacteria and some algae
An organism that cannot make its own food. This eats other organisms.
An animal that eats only plants or algae
An animal that eats only animals
An animal that eats both plants and animals
An animal that eats dead organisms
An organism that breaks down plant and animal material into simple chemicals
Microorganisms that act as decomposers
A description of the feeding relationships between organisms in an environment
All of the connected and interacting food chains in an ecosystem. Arrows show the flow of matter and energy from one organism to another.
To rely on or need the same resource as another organism
To make an environment unsuitable for organisms because of substances introduced into air, water, or soil.
Any natural or synthetic material used in soil to help plants grow.
A chemical developed to kill animals that are in some way harmful to humans
An oil that comes from the earth
A group of organisms that are all the same kind
The average or typical weather conditions in a region of the world
An amount of variation or difference
The amount of a substance, such as salt, in an amount of another substance, such as water.
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