Food chain/web & traits vocab

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tamberlyn.burrow
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Food chain/web & traits vocab
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2014-10-13 22:54:41
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food chain web traits
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Science vocabulary on the food chain, web, and traits.
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  1. a living thing that can make its own food

    example:  grass, plants, trees
    producer
  2. a living thing that cannot make its own food, and must eat other things

    example:  animals & humans
    consumer
  3. a living thing that gets energy by breaking down dead organisms into simpler substances

    example:  worms & mushrooms
    decomposer
  4. the transfer of food energy between organisms in an ecosystem
    food chain
  5. a group of food chains that overlap and interact with each other
    food web
  6. a trait or characteristic that helps an animal survive

    example: a polar bear that blends in with the snow
    adaptation
  7. behaviors that an organism inherits and knows how to do without being taught

    example:  salmon swimming upstream to their birth place
    instinct
  8. a characteristic passed from parent to offspring

    example: hair or eye color
    inherited trait
  9. a trait that must be learned

    example: a boy or girl learning to ride a bike
    learned trait

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