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Trophic level
producers
decomposer/detritivore
secondary consumer
primary consumer
tertiary consumer
autotroph
heterotroph
herbivore
carnivore
omnivore
scavenger
sun
Food web
food chain
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Chapter 3 Vocabulary Word Search

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Abiotic factor
Autotrophs
Biogeochemical cycle
Biomass
Biome
Biosphere
Biotic factor
Carnivores
Chemosynthesis
Community
Consumer
Decomposer
Denitrification
Detritivores
Ecological pyramid
Ecology
Ecosystem
Food chain
Food web
Herbivores
Heterotrophs
Limiting nutrient
Nitrogen fixation
Nutrients
Omnivore
Photosynthesis
Phytoplankton
Population
Primary producers
Scavenger
Species
Trophic level
Zooplankton

Ecosystems Word Search

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carbon
niche
function
interdependent
parasitism
commensalism
symbiosis
energy pyramid
ecology
abiotic
biotic
habitat
interconnected
fuel
heterotroph
autotroph
food web
organism
scavenger
predator
prey
Carnivore
Herbivore
Omnivore
photosynthesis
Food Chain
Ecosystem
Decomposers
Consumers
Producers

Food chain Crossword

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Animals that eat only meat CARNIVORES
An organism that lives off the body of other organisms PARASITE
Animals that eat plants and other animals OMNIVORE
Animals that only eat plants HERBIVORES
Organisms that make their own food through photosynthesis PRODUCERS
Organisms that get their energy from other organisms CONSUMERS
A group of overlapping food chains FOOD WEB
A chain of living things that are linked together by what they eat FOOD CHAIN
Organisms that break down dead animals and recycle nutrients back into the soil DECOMPOSERS
The process that producers use to make their own food PHOTOSYNTHESIS
Animals that are above producers but below secondary consumers in a food pyramid PRIMARY CONSUMERS
Animals above primary consumers in the food pyramid SECONDARY CONSUMERS
Animals that are above secondary consumers in the food pyramid TERTIARY CONSUMERS
Animals that eat the dead bodies of other animals SCAVENGERS

food chains Word Search

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glucose
photosynthesis
sun
heterotroph
autotroph
secondary
primary
omnivore
carnivore
herbivore
biotic
abiotic
energy pyramid
scavengers
consumers
producers
food web
food chain
community
population
ecosystem

Ecology Vocabulary Crossword

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A diagram showing all of the interconnected food chains in an ecosystem Food web
Large variety of organisms and species in an ecosystem Biodiversity
An organism that breaks down dead organisms Decomposer
A diagram that shows how energy decreases as it travels through the trophic levels of a food chain Energy Pyramid
A diagram showing a single pathway of energy transfer an ecosystem Food Chain
An organism that eats both plants and animals Omnivore
An organism that eats only other animals Carnivore
An organism that eats only other plants Herbivore
When two organisms fight over the same resource Competition
All of the different populations of organisms living in an area Community
All of the living space on earth Biosphere
Living and nonliving things interacting in an area Ecosystem
All of the members of the same species in an area Population
The organism that is hunted Prey
The organism that hunts others for food Predator
A trait that helps an organism survive Adaptation
The scarcest resource that limits a population's size Limiting Factor
The largest population size an ecosystem can hold Carrying Capacity
A type of relationship where one organism benefits while the other organism is harmed Parasitism
A type of symbiosis where one species benefits and the other is not helped or harmed Commensalism
A type of symbiosis where two organisms benefit from their relationship with each other Mutualism
A relationship where to species interact and one is benefitted Symbiosis
Living part of the environment; includes anything made by a living organism Biotic
Non living part of the environment Abiotic
Any organism able to make its own food (aka Producer) Autotroph
An organism that has to eat other living things to survive (aka consumer) Heterotroph
Used by organisms to do everything it needs to live Energy
Third level consumer. Often top of the food chain Tertiary Consumer
The 1st level consumer. Eats producers Primary Consumer

Food Chain Word Search

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carnivores
chains
consumers
decomposer
ecosystem
flowers
food chain
food web
foods
habitat
herbivores
omnivores
owl
plants
predator
producer
scanvenger
snake
sun
voles
wildflower

Ecology Word Search

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home
human
air
respire
habitat
ecosystem
web
chain
glucose
food
flora
fauna
forest
reef
swamp
dessert
marine
flowers
trees
humous
worms
microorganisms
plants
animals
omnivore
carnivore
herbivore
energy
chlorophyll
sun
photosynthesis
producers
consumers
decomposers
carbon
Environment

Ecology Crossword

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an individual living thing composed of one or more cells Organism
organism that must obtain nutrients and energy from eating other organisms consumer
another term for producer autotroph
The complete destruction of every member of a species extinction
energy links between different organisms in an ecosystem food chain
very similar organism that can interbreed and produce fertile offspring species
a group of organisms of the same species living in an ecosystem population
organism that breaks down chemical compounds made by living things decomposer
organism that consumes only animal tissue consumer
the second level of consumer that eats herbivores secondary consumer
the place organisms live habitat
the non-living components of an ecosystem abiotic factors
the study of the relationships and interactions of living things with their environment ecology
animals that hunt for other living animals predator
organism that can produce their own food through the process of photosynthesis producer
the primary level of consumer that eats producers primary consumer
the living components of an ecosystem biotic factors
a community of organisms in an environment ecosystem
another term for consumer heterotroph
the animal hunted by other animals prey
the overlapping of food chains in an ecosystem food web
organism that consumes only plant tissue herbivore
organism that must obtain nutrients and energy from eating other organisms consumer
the part of the Earth in which life can exist biosphere
the third level of consumer, generally a carnivore tertiary consumer
organism that consumes both plant and animal tissue omnivore
the role of an organism and what it needs to survive in its ecosystem. niche
the interaction between two organisms that require the same resource competition
all living components of an ecosystem community
a major ecological community occupying a large geographic region biome

Energy Flow in Ecosystem Voacbulary Word Search

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energy pyramid
food web
food chain
decomposer
scavenger
omnivore
carnivore
herbivore
consumer
producer

Ecology Crossword

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A series of of steps how organisms transfer food into energy Food chain
Network of animels feeding habits Food web
The steps in a food web/chain Trophic levels
Sunlight/chemical energy converted into forms that cells can use Autotrophs
The study of interaction between organisms and their environment. Ecology
A consumer that eats Meat. Carnivore
An organism that gets energy by breaking down the remains of dead organisms. Decomposer
Eating something Consumer
Eats plants Herbivore
None living part of a environment Abiotic factor
Population as a whole Community
A group of individuals of the same species. Population
Living factors in the environment. Biotic factor
Place on earth where life is Biosphere
Similar organisms that breed/produce Species
Ecosystem that has close to the same climates and organisms. Biome
Living in a place together with their physical environment is known as what? Ecosystem
Eats both plants and animals Omnivores
Eats already dead or found animals Scavengers
organisms in an ecosystem that produce biomass from inorganic compounds Primary producer
Why are plants green? Photosynthesis
of organic compounds by bacteria or other living organisms using energy derived from reactions involving inorganic chemicals, typically in the absence of sunlight. Chemosynthesis
an organism deriving its nutritional requirements from complex organic substances. Heterotroph
an animal that feeds on dead organic material, especially plant detritus. Detritivore