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Chen: Food Chains and Webs

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Food Chain
A line of living things in which each feeds on the one below it.
Producer
An organism that makes it's own food. Ex: green plant
Consumer
An organism that eats plants and/or animals.
Predator
An animal that eats other animals and is usually a hunter.
Prey
An animal that is eaten by other animals, and is usually hunted.
Decomposer
An organism that breaks down dead or decaying matter. It returns minerals and nutrients to the soil.
Food Web
All the food chains in a community (2 or more food chains that overlap.)
Ecosystem
All the living and nonliving things in an area. Ex: Rocks, plants, dirt, animals