Science_5th grade

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5th grade science vocabulary


the ability to work or cause change

food chain

a community of organisms where each member is eaten in turn by another member

food web

network of all the food chains in an ecosystem


organisms that make their own food


Organisms that get their energy by eating other organisms


any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants


any animal that feeds on flesh
(Meat eater)


an animal that eats both plants and animals
(people, dogs)

energy Pyramid

simple diagram that shows how energy in food flows from one organisim to another


to rot


organism that breaks down and gets its nutrients from dead organisms


Single celled, no nucleus, live everywhere


physical characteristics of an organism
(height, color, size, etc.)


animal that eats only dead organisms
(Buzzard, scavenger fish)


all the chemical substances that an organism needs to sustain life (Vitamins, Minerals, Water)


fungus that usually grows in dark, damp places


fungus that can grow rapidly
(can be poisonous or you can eat it)


a plant that lives in or on water

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