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ECOSYSTEM
Group of living things and their environment
ECOSYSTEM
A group of living things and their environment.
HABITAT
The part of an organism's environment that provides it with shelter.
ORGANISM
A living thing.
SYSTEM
Different kinds of organs that work together; some examples are the digestive system, the respiratory system, and the skeletal system.
ORGAN
A group of different kinds of tissues that work together; the heart is an organ.
TISSUE
A group of cells, all of the same kind, that work together; nerve tissue is an example.
CELL
The smallest living unit of an organism; every living thing is made up of one or more cells.
LIFE PROCESS
The activities that are necessary to keep living things alive and to keep species in existence.
NUTRIENTS
The foods a plant or animal needs to survive.
EROSION
The wearing away of Earth's soil by wind and water.
CHLOROPHYLL
The green material in plants that enables them to use sunlight to produce food from water and carbon dioxide.
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
The process that occurs when plants use chlorophyll and sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into a sugar.
HERBIVORE
An animal that eats mainly plants.
OMNIVORE
An animal that eats both plants and meats.
CARNIVORE
An animal that eats mainly meat.
METAMORPHOSIS
The set of changes that an insect and some other organisms go through as they develop from an egg to an adult.
BIODEGRADABLE
Capable of being broken down by decomposers.
SPECIES
A specific kind of living thing; a lion, tiger, and cheetah are all different species.
FRUIT
A structure of a plant in which seeds are found.
PROPERTY
A characteristic of an object; something you can observe such as color, shape, or size.
DORMANT
In a resting or inactive state.
MOLD
A slimy or cotton like growth that develops on moist materials that works to decompose them.
GERMINATION
The beginning of development of a seed after a period of dormancy or rest.
This is when a seed sprouts roots and begins to grow.
MOLT
The process by which crayfish and insects shed their outer shell in order to grow.