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fossil fuel
global warming
decomposers
omnivore
carnivore
herbivore
autotroph
consumers
producers
ecosystem
nitogen fixing bacteria
phosphorus cycle
bigeochemical cycle
nitrogen cycle
carbon cycle

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

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

Ecology Vocab Word Search

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abiotic
Autotroph
Biomass
bioshpere
biotic
carbon cycle
Carnivor
competition
consumer
decomposer
ecology
ecosystem
Food chain
Food web
habitat
Herbivore
heterotroph
hibernation
invasive species
migration
mutualism
niche
nitrogen cycle
omnivore
organisms
parasitism
population
predation
prey
producer
succession
symbiosis
trophic levels

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

Energy Transfer Crossword

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Energy from the sun enters an ecosystem when a plant uses sunlight to make sugar molecules Photosynthesis
an organism that makes its own food Producer
Gets energy by eating other organism Consumer
Consumers that only eat producers Herbivores
Consumers that only eat other consumers Carnivores
consumers that eat both plants and animals omnivores
Breaks down dead organisms in an ecosystem and returns nutrients to the soil, water, and air Decomposers
the process of breaking down food to yield energy Cellular Respiration
a sequence in which energy is transferred from one organism to the next as each organism eats another organism Food Chain
A diagram that shows the feeding relationships between organisms in an organism Food web
One of the steps in a food chain or food pyramid Trophic level
A process by which carbon is cycled between the atmosphere, land, water, organism Carbon cycle
The only organisms that can fix atmospheric nitrogen into chemical compounds are a a few species of bacteria Nitrogen-fixing bacteria
the process in which nitrogen circulates among the air, soil, water, plants, animals in an ecosystem Nitrogen cycle
The movement of phosphorus from the environment to organisms and then back to the environment Phosphorus Cycle
a gradual process of change and replacement of some or all of the species in an community Ecological Succession
the type of succession that occurs on a surface where no ecosystem existed before; such as rocks or sand dunes Primary Succession
the more common type of succession, occurs on a surface where an ecosystem has previously existed Secondary Succession
a species the colonizes an uninhabited area and that starts an ecological cycle in which many other species become established Pioneer Species
a final, stable community in equilibrium with the environment Climax Community

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

Ecosystems Word Search

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Abiotic
Autotrophs
Biotic
Carbon cycle
Carrying capacity
Coexist
Commensalism
Community
Competition
Consumer
Cooperation
Decomposer
Denitrification
Detivore
Ecology
Ecosystem
Energy pyramid
Food Chain
Food web
Habitat
Heterotroph
Host
Limiting factors
Mutualism
Niche
Nitrogen cycle
Nitrogen fixation
Organism
Parasitism
Population
Population Density
Predator
Prey
Producer
Species
Symbiosis
Trophic level

producers consumers decomposers Crossword

Type
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Description

an organism that makes its own food producer
self feeders autotroph
an organism that eats both plants and animals omnivore
an organism that only eats plants herbivore
organism that only eats meat carnivore
a consumer that gets their food by breaking down dead organisms decomposer
organisms that get their energy by eating other organisms consumer
an example of decomposers Bacteria
the main source of energy sun
another name for consumer heterotrophs

Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers Crossword

Type
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Description

An organism that makes its own food Producer
Another name for producers autotrophs
A third name for producers self-feeders
organisms that get their energy by eating other organisms consumers
Another name for consumers heterotrophs
A third name for consumers other-feeders
Some consumers get their food breaking down dead organisms and are called Decomposers
Gets energy from producers herbivores
Gets its energy from other consumers carnivores
Gets its energy from both producers and consumers omnivores

Biogeochemical Cycles Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Our atmosphere contains 78% free _________________________. Nitrogen
Animals need nitrogen to produce ______________________. Proteins
What molecule is produced when nitrogen is fixed? Ammonia
Animals get nitrogen into their systems by eating _______________. Plants
Large organic molecule containing nitrogen that contains your genetic information. DNA
Prokaryote responsible for "fixing" nitrogen. Bacteria
_________________________ occurs when fertilizer runoff causes excess algae and water weeds. Eutrophication
Process where water "evaporates" from plants. Transpiration
What "powers" the water cycle? Sun
Rain, snow, sleet, or hail. Precipitation
The downward entry of water into the soil or rock surface. Infiltration
Process by which water changes from a liquid to a gas. Evaporation
Oats, peas, beans, corn Legumes
Helps plants to grow. Fertilizer
Bacteria that break down organic matter. Decomposers
Process by which water vapor turns into liquid water. Condensation