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Science_5th grade

5th grade science vocabulary
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Energy
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
producers
organisms that make their own food
consumers
Organisms that get their energy by eating other organisms
herbivore
any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants
(vegetarian)
carnivore
any animal that feeds on flesh
(Meat eater)
omnivore
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
Decay
to rot
Decomposer
organism that breaks down and gets its nutrients from dead organisms
Bacteria
Single celled, no nucleus, live everywhere
(tiny...microscopic)
Traits
physical characteristics of an organism
(height, color, size, etc.)
Scavenger
animal that eats only dead organisms
(Buzzard, scavenger fish)
Nutrients
all the chemical substances that an organism needs to sustain life (Vitamins, Minerals, Water)
Mold
fungus that usually grows in dark, damp places
Mushrooms
fungus that can grow rapidly
(can be poisonous or you can eat it)
Aquatic
a plant that lives in or on water

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