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Ecosystem Vocabulary #3

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Deforestation
the clearing of forest lands
Pollution
an unwanted change in the environment
Pollutant
a substance that causes pollution
Carbon cycle
the cycle in which carbon flows through the environment and living things
Nitrogen cycle
the cycle in which nitrogen moves through the environment and living things
adaptation
a change in order to fit in a new situation or use
biodiversity
a wide variety of organisms
Photosynthesis
the process in which plants use carbon dioxide and sunlight to create sugar for themselves for food
dependent relationships
relying on another: for example, plants rely on the sun for its light.
Interdependent relationships
relying on one another; for example, elodea is a producer and provides food for a snail. It also provides shelter for hiding and laying eggs and adds oxygen to the water.
control
All variables (temperature, light, etc) stay the same
variable
the part of an experiment that is changed or tested