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Vocabulary for our Animal Unit (3rd Grade)


A system in which all the living things in a community interact with each other and the place where they live.


A group of the same kind of organisms living in the same place


All the animals, plants, and other organisms that live in a certain area.


Having very few living members. The living organism is in danger of becoming extinct.


Having no living members still alive.


An organism that uses energy in sunlight to make its own food.


An organism that can't make it's own food.

Food Web

Overlapping food chains in a community


An animal that kills other animals for food.


An animal that is eaten by a predator.


A series of changes in appearance or shape before becoming an adult.


The specific place that an animal lives.

Life Cycle

The stages of growth and development an organism goes through.


A living thing.


A way that organisms blend into the evironment

Natural Resources

Something found in nature. Trees and water are examples.

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