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decomposition
rotting, disintegration
oxygen
a gas given off by plants that humans need in order to live
diversity
state of being different, variety,
hazardous
dangerous
nitrogen
a gas found in "greens" in the environment
resource
something that can be used
adaptations
a change to make an organism fit better in in its environment
ecosystem
the community of organisms within their environment
sanitary
clean
herbivore
someone or something that eats only plants
pollutants
things that make the environment unclean
recycle
to use again by breaking up, melting, cleaning, and then making something new
compost
a mixture of various decaying substances, such as dead leaves, food scraps, etc.
reduce
to decrease in size
endangered
threatened with extinction
biome
an area on earth wherein plants and animals have characteristics peculiar to that place and are not found naturally anywhere else on earth
nutrients
substances in food that our body needs
garbage
discarded materials
ecology
the study of the relationship between organisms and their environment
environment
your surroundings
habitat
where an organism lives
carnivore
someone or something that eats meat
behavior
how someone or something acts
omnivore
someone or something that eats plants and animals
biodegradable
able to break down, capable of decay