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Animal Vocaulary

Vocabulary for our Animal Unit (3rd Grade)
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Ecosystem
A system in which all the living things in a community interact with each other and the place where they live.
Population
A group of the same kind of organisms living in the same place
Community
All the animals, plants, and other organisms that live in a certain area.
Endangered
Having very few living members. The living organism is in danger of becoming extinct.
Extinct
Having no living members still alive.
Producer
An organism that uses energy in sunlight to make its own food.
Consumer
An organism that can't make it's own food.
Food Web
Overlapping food chains in a community
Predator
An animal that kills other animals for food.
Prey
An animal that is eaten by a predator.
Metamorphasis
A series of changes in appearance or shape before becoming an adult.
Habitat
The specific place that an animal lives.
Life Cycle
The stages of growth and development an organism goes through.
Organism
A living thing.
Camoflage
A way that organisms blend into the evironment
Natural Resources
Something found in nature. Trees and water are examples.