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  • 1. By iTutor.com T- 1-855-694-8886 Email- info@iTutor.com
  • 2.   An ecosystem is made up of a group of living things and their physical surroundings. The living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem work together like a team.
  • 3.   Sunlight is almost always the first type of energy to enter an ecosystem. When another living thing in an ecosystem eats a plant, it is gaining energy that came first from the Sun.
  • 4.  A plant uses the Sun’s energy to turn water and carbon dioxide into useful molecules such as sugars and starches.
  • 5.  A producer is a living thing, like a plant, that can take the Sun’s energy and store it as food.
  • 6.  A consumer must feed on other living things to get food and energy. ◦ A herbivore is a consumer that eats only plants. ◦ A carnivore is a consumer that eats only animals. ◦ A consumer that eats both plants and animals is called an omnivore.
  • 7.   A decomposer is a living thing that consumes waste and dead organisms to get energy. Decompose means “to break down”.
  • 8.    Living things need water and sunlight. Nature allows water to recycle so it can be used in many ecosystems. Water supply depends on the
  • 9.  The carbonoxygen cycle describes how the ecosystem uses these important elements.
  • 10. Which is the carnivore?
  • 11.  A diagram in the shape of a pyramid is a good way to show how energy moves from one feeding level to the next in a food chain.
  • 12. Most animals are part of more than one food chain.  We can connect many food chains to form a food web. 
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