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Lesson 4: Matter Cycles (Ecosystems & Their Interactions)
Vocabulary for STC-MS Ecosystems & Their Interactions Unit
Terms in this set (20)
The process by which organic nitrogen from waste and the remains of organisms is transformed into ammonium.
The intake of usable forms of nitrogen by plants of animals.
An organism that is capable of synthesizing its own food using light or chemical energy
A chemical element found in all organic compounds and some inorganic compounds, such as carbon dioxide.
The process by which glucose combines with oxygen to release energy, carbon dioxide, and water.
The process by which water vapor changes from a gas to a liquid.
When nitrogen found in soil or water is converted to atmospheric nitrogen.
The process by which water turns from a liquid into an invisible gas called water vapor.
An artificial or natural substance added to the soil to increase the concentration of certain nutrients.
An organism that consumes other organisms.
The process by which water on the ground surface enters the soil.
Substances that make up the universe. All matter has mass and volume.
The process by which microorganisms convert ammonium to nitrites and nitrates.
A chemical element that makes up the majority of gases in the atmosphere and is also found in DNA and proteins.
The process by which atmospheric nitrogen is ocnverted into ionic forms of nitrogen, ammonium, nitrate and nitrite.
When the pH of ocean water decreases becoming more acidic.
The process bye which chlorophyll-containing cells use energy from the Sun to combine water and carbon dioxide, which produces sugar and releases oxygen.
Water that falls to the ground from the atmosphere. This includes rain, snow, sleet and hail.
The process by which water moves away from one area and to another on the surface of land.
The evaporation of water from plants.
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