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A characteristic that helps an organism to adjust to and survive in its environment
adaptation
Material that microorganisms and fungi break down
biodegradable
An animal that gets its energy by eating producers (plants) or other consumers (animals)
consumer
Organisms such as bacteria and mushrooms that help break down dead matter to get the energy they need.
decomposer
The clearing of large numbers of trees.
deforestation
The series of steps by which energy moves through an ecosystem starting with producers.
food chain
A device that makes very small object appear larger.
microscope
A creature that feeds off other creatures in order to survive.
parasite
An organism that uses light energy from the sun to make food. Most producers are green plants.
producer
A tool used for measuring tempurature
thermometer
To study data and observations.
Analyze
A way to organize and display data using bars to indicate measurements.
Bar graph
Energy formed by molecules reacting to one another.
Chemical energy
A decision based on data or other evidence.
Conclusion
Information collected as part of an investigation, including observations and measurements.
Data
The form of energy that is present in electtrical cicuits and currents.
Electricity
The system of glands that produces horomones and regulates body functions.
Endocrine System
The number of vibrations a sound wave creates over time.
Frequency
Interconnected food chains in an ecosystem.
Food web
A statement that you can test to discover if its true.
Hypothesis