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What are Ecosystems Vocabulary

Science, Grade 3

Key Vocabulary Terms © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4330 Visit for Online Learning Resources. Climate the weather of a location over a long period of time Community all of the populations that live and interact in an area Consumer an organism that get its energy by eating other organisms Decomposer an organism that get its energy by breaking down dead plant and animal matter; includes mushrooms, bacteria & worms Ecosystem a community of all living and nonliving things that work together in an environment Energy usable power that comes from food, Sunlight and other sources; the power or ability to make things grow and move about Environment everything around an organism; it is made up of living and nonliving things in an area Habitat a place where an organism lives Living thing an organism that can grow and reproduce Fungi decompose debris. Chipmunks eat fruits and nuts and help spread seeds. Niche the role that an organism has in an ecosystem Nonliving thing a thing that does not grow and reproduce; examples include water, nutrients and soil Nutrient a substance that provides an organism with energy and is needed for growth Population a group of living organisms of the same kind living in the same place Producer a living thing that makes its own food using light energy from the Sun
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