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Chapter 5, lesson 1
Chapter 5, lesson 1
Chapter 5, lesson 1
Chapter 5, lesson 1
Chapter 5, lesson 1
Chapter 5, lesson 1
Chapter 5, lesson 1
Chapter 5, lesson 1
Chapter 5, lesson 1
Chapter 5, lesson 1
Chapter 5, lesson 1
Chapter 5, lesson 1
Chapter 5, lesson 1
Chapter 5, lesson 1
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  • 1. Chapter 5, Lesson 1Interactions in an Ecosystem<br />ecosystem<br />abiotic factor<br />biotic factor<br />population<br />community<br />ecology<br />habitat<br />niche<br />producer<br />decomposer<br />consumer<br />topsoil<br />humus<br />
  • 2. ecosystem – all the living and non-living things in an area<br />Click to access link!<br />
  • 3. abiotic factor – the non-living parts of an ecosystem<br />minerals<br />water<br />light<br />air<br />temperature<br />soil<br />
  • 4. biotic factor – the living parts of an ecosystem<br />animals<br />plants<br />protists<br />bacteria<br />fungi<br />
  • 5. population – all the organisms of the same species living in an area<br />
  • 6. community – all the populations living in an area<br />
  • 7. ecology – the study of how all things in an ecosystem interact<br />Click to access link!<br />
  • 8. habitat – the place where an organism lives <br />Click pictures to access links!<br />
  • 9. niche – the role of an organism in its community<br />What does the species eat?<br />What eats the species?<br />What environment does the species need?<br />Is the species active by night or by day?<br />NO TWO SPECIES CAN FILL THE SAME NICHE!<br />
  • 10. producer – an organism that produces oxygen and food like plants and algae<br />
  • 11. consumer – animals are consumers. They eat algae, plants, or other animals.<br />
  • 12. decomposer – organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, and worms that break down dead plants and animals into useful things like minerals that enrich the soil.<br />
  • 13. topsoil – the top layer of soil<br />
  • 14. humus – partly decayed plant matter<br />

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