16 terms

Ecosystems (6th grade- 2013)

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prediction
making a statement about what will happen in the future based on past experience
classifying
the grouping together of items that are alike in some way
evaluating
comparing observations and data to reach a conclusion about them
variables
factors that can change in an experiment
data
facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations
inquiry
the diverse way that scientists study the natural world
observing
using one or more of your senses to gather information
quantitative observations
observations that deal with numbers
inferring
explaining or interpreting the things you observe
symbiotic relationships
mutualism, commensalism, parasitism
commensalism
one benefits and one is neither helped nor harmed (+ 0)
population
a group of individuals of the SAME SPECIES that live together
producer
organisms that can make their own food
consumer
organisms that eat other organisms
decomposer
gets energy by breaking down dead organisms
photosynthesis
using sunlight to produce food