13 terms

Houghton Mifflin Science Grade 4 Chapter 6

Matter and Energy in Ecosystems
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carnivore
An animal that eats only other animals.
food chain
The path of food energy in an ecosystem as one living thing eats another.
food web
Two or more food chains that overlap.
herbivore
An animal that eats only plants.
omnivore
An animal that eats both plants and animals.
photosynthesis
The process plants use to make food.
predator
An animal that hunts other animals for food.
prey
An animal that is hunted for food by a predator.
decay
To break down into simpler materials.
decomposer
An organism that breaks down the remains of dead organisms.
microorganism
A tiny living that can only be seen with a microscope.
recycling
The process of breaking down materials into a different form that is used again.
scavenger
An animal that feeds on the remains of dead animals.

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