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6.7 Cycling of Energy and Matter Through Food Webs
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The organisms that eat waste from living organisms and dead things and release nutrients.
The process of waste from living organisms and dead things being turned into nutrients.
The abiotic (not directly from a living or once living thing) components that living organisms cannot make themselves, but are needed for growth and survival.
An organism, like a plant, that makes their own food (glucose).
A process used by producers to harness the energy from sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide to produce sugar (glucose) and oxygen.
A process that occurs when glucose, energy and nutrients are combined to create new plant matter.
Organisms that obtain their matter and energy by eating/consuming other organisms.
Models that demonstrate how matter and energy is transferred between producers, consumers, and decomposers.
Things that were never alive and do not contain cells.
Living organisms in an ecosystem or those that have died but contain cells.
The process of converting glucose and oxygen into energy that is used to carry out important cellular functions. During this process, carbon dioxide and water are also produced.
Substances at the beginning of a chemical reaction, on the left side of the arrow
Substances at the end of a chemical reaction, on the right side of the arrow.
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