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Organisms in The Environment

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organism
A living thing such as a plant or animal.
environment
All the living and nonliving conditions that affect an animal's life including other animals, plants climate, water, light, & air.
advantage
When an organism has superior or greater ability for survival.
compare
Recognizing the similarities of organisms.
contrast
Recognizing the differences between organisms.
physical characteristics
An organism's appearance (what it looks like) such as size, color, shape, or body covering.
consumer
A living thing whose food comes from other living things.
decomposer
A living thing that breaks down waste, plant & animal remains for its source of energy.
food chain
One organism is dependent on another for food.
food web
Made up of many food chains to show how food passes from multiple organisms to other organisms in the same environment.
predator
An animal that hunts and eats other animals.
prey
An animal that is hunted and eaten by other animals.
producer
An organism that makes its own food such as plants.
survive
To remain alive.
requirements for life
Different things that organisms need to survive.