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Living Systems: Investigation 1 (Part 1-3) Vocabulary Quiz
Terms in this set (19)
any collection of interacting parts that work together to make a whole or perform a function.
a smaller system within a system, for example the engine of a train.
a subsystem of Earth, all of Earth's land forms, rocks, minerals.
a subsystem of Earth, all of the air, sky, gases that surround the Earth for several hundred kilometers.
a subsystem of Earth, all of the water in rivers, oceans, lakes, streams, underground
subsystem of Earth, all of the living things including people, plants and animals.
a complex community of organisms interacting with each other and with the nonliving environment
a path that food takes from one organism to another. The arrows describe how energy is transferred.
a complex web showing all of the paths of feeding relationships between all organisms in an ecosystem.
organisms that produce their own food such as plants, trees, algae.
organisms that eat other organisms.
animals that only eat plants and vegetation.
animals that eat other animals.
animals that eat both plants and animals
organisms that break down plants and animal matter into simple chemicals; bacteria.
micro-organisms that drift in water.
animals hunted by predators
seaweed forest, marine ecosystem
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