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the home of an organism habitat
the role of an organism in an ecosystem niche
anything that controls the growth or survival of a population limiting factor
the struggle among living things for food, water or other resources competition
a specific classification of a plant or animal that is not native to an ecosystem invasive species
any characteristic that helps an organism survive in its environment adaptation
______________ adaptations are adjustments to internal or external body parts structural
an adaptation by which an animal can hide by blending in with its surroundings camouflage
an adaptation in which one kind of organism has similar traits to another mimicry
_________________ adaptations are a way of acting that helps an organism survive in its environment behavioral
____________ behaviors are those that are developed through practice and experience learned

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Ecology Crossword for Science

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Non living factors in an environment. Abiotic
Things having been changed to help the creature survive or better change to its habitat/situation. Adaptation
Opposite of descendant. Ancestor
One of the five Kingdoms, not plants, fungi, prokaryotes or the eukaryotes. Animalia
Living organism which feeds mainly on living matter. Can be domesticated. Animal
An invertebrate animal of the large phylum Arthropoda, such as an insect, spider, or crustacean. Arachnids are also classed under this. Arthropod
The standard amount of something that is taken as 'normal' / usual. Average
The type of adaptation involving, relating to, or emphasizing behaviour. Behavioural
Variety of plant and animal life in the world/particular habitat, a high level being considered important. Biodiversity
Relating to the living organism/factors in the environment. Biotic
Meat eater. Carnivore
Something that is the main ingredient in making plant cell walls. Cellulose
Series of questions and instructions to help identify an unknown object/organism. Classification Key
All the living organisms in a certain area. Community
Organisms that get their energy by eating other living organisms. Consumer
Organisms that feed on dead plant and animal materials that help them to decay. Decomposer
An animal that feeds on dead organic material. Detritivore
Opposite of nocturnal; sleeping during the day. Diurnal
The role and position a species has in its environment, how it meets its needs for food and shelter, how it survives, and how it reproduces also the Abiotic and Biotic factors. Ecological Niche
A graphical model that illustrates the flow of energy through different forms of life in an ecosystem. Ecological Pyramid
The branch of biology which deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. Ecology
Biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment in which they live. Ecosystem
Internal skeleton. Endoskeleton
Surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives/operates. Environment
The type of substance Rennet is. Enzyme
An educated guess/roughly calculated. Estimate
Organism with membranes around the organelles, also having a nucleus. Eukaryote
Over the years, having developed and grown/changes. eg. Monkey to man. Evolution
External skeleton. Exoskeleton
Type of variable. Something that can change and influence the result. Factor
The number of Kingdoms. Five
The show of energy transfer through interacting organisms, the feeding relationship between all the biotic components. Food Chain
Shows all the interlinked chains/connections of food. Food Web

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Environmental science crossword

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The study of how organisms interact with each other Ecology
All living things and their physical environments within a particular area Ecosystem
Change over time Evolution
An organisms habitat resource use and fundamental role in a community Niche
The variety of organisms in an area Biodiversity
Able to meet current demand for a resource without depending the future supply Sustainable
Largest group of organisms In which 2 individuals can produce fertile offspring Species
The process by which new species are generated Speciation
The Disappearance of a species from Earth Extinction
The extinction of an organism or species in one area Extirpation
Anything an organism needs to survive Resources
Killing of an animal illegally Poaching
Any part of an ecosystem that is living or used to be living Biotic factor
Members of a species that live in the same area at the same time Population
Matter that makes up earth and it's atmosphere Geosphere

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Life Science Crossword

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All living and nonliving things that exist and interact in one place. Ecosystem
The remains of plants and animals. Organic Matter
All the organisms that live in the same ecosystem and interact with each other. Community
All the organisms of the same kind that live in the ecosystems. Population
An organism that eats living things to get energy. Consumer
An animal such as an insect or bird, that helps plants make seeds by moving pollen from one part of the plant to another. Pollinator
Any organism that makes its own food. Producer
The process of making more of one's own kind. Reproduction
The scattering or carrying away of seeds from the plant that produced them. Seed Dispersal
An animal that only eats other animals. Carnivore
An animal that only eats plants. Herbivore
An animal that eats both plants and other animals. Omnivore
The process plants use to make food. Photosynthesis
An animal that hunts other animals for food. Predator
An animal that is hunted for food by a predator. Prey
To break down into simpler materials. Decay
An orgaism that breaks down the remains of dead organisms. Decomposer
A tiny living thing that can only be seen with a microscope. Microorganism
The process of breaking down materials into a different form for a new use. Recycling
An animal that feeds on the remains of dead animals. Scavenger
A physical feature or behavior that helps an organism survive in its habitat. Adaptation
The coloring, marking, or other physical appearance of an animal that helps it blend in with its surroundings. Camoflauge
The place where an organism lives. Habitat
To go into deep sleep during which an animal uses very little energy and usually does not need to eat. Hibernate
An adaptation that allows an animal to protect itself by looking like another kind of animal or like a plant. Mimicry
The role a plant or an animal plays in its habitat. Niche
A group of organisms that produce organisms of one kind. Species
No longer living Extinct
To move to another region when seasons change and food supplies become scarce. Migrate
A major division of geologic time defined by events that took place during that time. Era
The preserved traces and remains of an organism that lived long ago Fossil
A scientist who studies fossils. Paleontologist

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Ecosystems Crossword

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The nonliving parts of an ecosystem Abiotic Factor
A predator that is at the top of a food chain and that is not preyed upon by any other animal Apex Predator
A living part of an ecosystem Biotic Factor
A relationship between two species in which one species benefits and the other is neither helped or harmed Commensalism
An interaction that occurs when organisms try to get the same resources Competition
All the populations of organisms in an ecosystem Community
An organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms Consumer
A helpful interaction among organisms living in a limited area that aids each organism's survival Cooperation
An organsim that gets energy by breaking down dead organisms and the wastes of living things Decomposer
The process in which fixed nitrogen compounds are converted back into nitrogen gas and returned to the atmosphere Denitrification
All the living and nonliving parts of an environment as well as the ineractions among them Ecosystem
An organism that a parasite lives in or on Host
An environmental factor that prevents a population from increasing Limiting Factor
A symbiotic relationship between two organisms in which both organisms benefit Mutualism
An organism's role in its environment Niche
The process that converts nitrogen in the atmosphere into compounds in the soil that are useful to a varity of organisms Nitrogen Fixation
An organism that lives in or on another organism and benefits at the other organism's expense Parasite
A symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other is harmed Parasitism
A process by which plants use the sun's energy to make food Photosynthesis
A group of organisms of the same species living in the same place Population
A relationship in which one animal hunts, kills and eats another animal Predation
An organism that eats producers Primary Comsumer
An organism in a food web or food chain that makes its own food Producer
A close relationship between two species that benefits at least one of the species (3 types-mutualism, commensalism, parasitism) Symbiosis
A feeding level in an ecosystem Trophic Level

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Animal Adaptations Review Crossword

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All living things have the ability to respond to _____________. stimuli
A __________ makes its own food. Autotroph
____________ and ______________ make up the scientific name. genusspecies
_______________ level of classification contains the smallest number of organisms. Species
About 97% of animals are ______________ they do not have a backbone invertebrate
_________________ animals have a body temp. that is controlled by their environment. ectothermic
__________________ have a body temp that is controlled internally. endothermic
Horns, antlers, and claws are structures for ______________ defense
When an animal looks like another animal or plant. mimicry
________________ is a response to an increase in a mammals body temp. sweating
A Canadian goose relocting in the winter is an example of this. migration
_____________________ is a response in which animals lose skin or fur. shedding
_____________________ is a response that allows water to evaporate from an animals mouth and lungs. panting
During ______________________ an animals body system use much less energy. hibernation
__________________ or physical adaptations are body parts that allow an animal to survive in its environment. Structural
______________________ adaptations are actions that allow an animal to survive in its environment behavioral

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Adaptation Word Search

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Adaptation
Behavioral Adaptation
Biome
Camouflage
Carnivore
Climate
Countershading
Ecosystem
Endangered Species
Environment
Extinct
Habitat
Herbivore
Hibernation
Instinct
Learned Behavior
Metamorphosis
Migration
Mimicry
Natural Section
Omnivore
Physical Adaptation
Predator
Prey

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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

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Human/Global Impact Crossword

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A group of similar organisms that can breed and produce fertile offspring species
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time climate
A group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area population
Place where an organism lives habitat
organism's role, or job, in its habitat niche
The removal of trees faster than forests can replace themselves. deforestation
Large geographic area with a similar climate and ecosystem biome
the living organisms in an ecosystem biotic
Any nonliving component of an environment abiotic
the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole) biodiversity
species whose population size is rapidly declining and will become extinct if the trend continues endangered species
Species that is likely to become endangered. threatened species
no longer present anywhere in the world; could be biotic or abiotic. global extinction
permanent elimination of a species from earth; irreversible loss species extinction
the loss of living space due to human activity or catastrophic events habitat loss
plants and animals that have migrated to places where they are not native invasive species
An increase in population over a period of time population growth
Release of harmful materials into the environment pollution
the use or extraction of a resource until it is depleted over exploitation
The process of making new products from materials that were used in another product. recycle
using a resource over and over in the same form reuse
to use less of something reduce
a piece of land where waste materials are dumped dump
A low area of land that is built up from deposits of solid refuse in layers covered by soil. landfill
A measure of how much an individual consumes, expressed in area of land by soil. ecological footprint
All the different populations that live together in an area community
a community of organisms and their abiotic environment ecosystem
Habitat Destruction, Invasive Species, Population, Pollution, Overharvesting HIPPO

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C5L2 Adaptation and Extinction Crossword

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Inherited helpful traits that increase an organisms chance of survival and reproduction in a particular environment. Adaptation
When a species becomes extinct when all the individuals of a particular species die off. Extinction
Physical traits of the body that helps organisms survive and reproduce. Structural Adaptation
Humans and natural disasters have destroyed an organisms habitat. Loss of habitat
Coloring that blends in with environment which makes organisms difficult to see. Camouflage
The fewer number of individuals left in a species, the less genetic variations so fewer individuals lead to related creatures. Loss of genetics diversity
When one species looks like another species in order to deceive a predator. mimicry
Sometimes climate change happens so suddenly that a species doesn't have any members with genetic traits that allow survival let alone adaptations. inability to adapt
Patterns of action that help organisms survive and reproduce. Behavioral adaptations
Humans introduces new species to an environment if there isn't consumer to keep that new species in check, it can outcompete the native species and take over. Competition with exotic species

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Marine Ecology Crossword

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animal that eats fellow animals carnivore
orgaanism that breaks down other organisms decomposer
animal that feeds on bacteria detritus feeder
an eviroment with particuar types of organisms habitat
moving spontaneously motile
role, function or job niche
animal that eats both plants and animals omnivore
"floating animals" animal form of plankton zooplankton
common feeding at the same link on food chains trophic level
group of individuals population
region of a coasttline, usually indented estuary
bottom of a body of water (i.e the sea) benthic
rapid often unpredictable growth bloom
group consisting of both living organisms and the non living enviroment ecosystem
one of a subclass (Copepoda) of minute shrimp-like copepod
herbivores and carnivores that consume energy originally transformed into food by the primary producers consumer
those pelagic animals that are active swimmers nekton
substance required for growth nutrient
- upper portion of a lake, river or sea, sufficiently illuminated for photosynthesis to occur photic zone
animals having a backbone vertebrate
an animal that feeds by removing either living or dead material suspended in the water suspension feeder
one of a class (Bacillariophyceae) of microscopic plankton organisms diatom
the tendency of an object to rise or float buoyancy
tiny, hair-like projections cilia
an organism capable of synthesizing its organic nutrients directly from the sunlight energy or from inorganic nutrients autotroph
- a distinct feature of an organism that allows it to survive more easily in its environment adaptation
a simple plant, without a true stem algae
the vertical movement of water up to the ocean surface from the ocean floor upwelling
permanently attached; not free to move about sessile
the passively drifting or weakly swimming organisms in marine and freshwater habitats plankton
capture of light energy and its transformation into usable energy photosynthesis
an embryo larva
a group of interacting food chains food web

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