Energy

Question Answer
Living things in an ecosystem. Biotic
Non-living things in an ecosystem. Abiotic
An area with a particular set of biotic and abiotic factors (such as climate). Biome
An organism that can make their own food- Produces food for itself. Autotroph
An organism that must obtain its energy from an outside source -Depends on other living things to live and receive food. Heterotroph
An organism that uses the suns energy to produce food for itself, like plants. Producer
An organism that must consume another organism for food. Consumer
A simple linear diagram of energy flow in an ecosystem. Food Chain
A consumer that only eats producers (Plants). Herbivore
A consumer that only eats consumers (Animals) Carnivore
A consumer that eats both producers and other consumers. Omnivore
An animal that hunts and kills other animals for food. Predator
an animal that is stalked, hunted, and eaten by other animals. Prey
A network of many interconnecting food chains joined together. Food Web
A graphical model of energy flow in an ecosystem. Energy Pyramid
An energy level of an energy pyramid. Trophic Level
The first consumer in a food chain, food web, or energy pyramid. Primary Consumer
A consumer that eats primary consumers- Second in the food chain, food web, or energy pyramid. Secondary Consumer
A consumer that eats secondary consumers – Last in a food chain, food web, or energy pyramid. Tertiary Consumer
When living matter dies and breaks down into simpler organic material. Decay/ Decompose
Biological from living or recently living organisms. Biomass
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