Ecosystems Vocabulary Question Preview (ID: 25781)

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a model that shows the amount of energy that passes from one organism to the next in a food chain or web*
a) Energy Pyramid
b) food web
c) food chain
d) ecosystem

several food chains that hook together in an ecosystem
a) food chain
b) food web
c) producer
d) consumer

path of energy from one living thing to the next; beginning with a producer
a) food chain
b) prey
c) predator
d) ecosystem

a living thing that gets energy by breaking down dead materials
a) decomposer
b) producer
c) consumer
d) herbivore

consumers that eat secondary consumers
a) tertiary consumers
b) producers
c) secondary consumers (carnivores)
d) primary consumers (herbivores)

consumers that eat only animals
a) secondary consumers (carnivores)
b) prey
c) primary consumers (herbivores)
d) producers

consumers that eat both plants and animals
a) omnivores
b) primary consumers (herbivores)
c) secondary consumers (carnivores)
d) tertiary consumers

consumers that eat only plants
a) primary consumers (herbivores)
b) omnivores
c) secondary consumers (carnivores)
d) tertiary consumers

living things that get energy by eating
a) consumer
b) producer
c) decomposer
d) photosynthesis

living things that make their own food throughout photosynthesis (plants)
a) producers
b) consumers
c) decomposers
d) predators

water-based ecosystems (lakes, ponds, oceans, estuaries)
a) aquatic
b) terrestrial
c) biotic
d) abiotic

an area made of living and nonliving things
a) ecosystem
b) population
c) consumer
d) decomposer

ecosystems on land (forest, grasslands, deserts)
a) terrestrial
b) aquatic
c) biotic
d) abiotic

nonliving things in an ecosystem
a) abiotic factors
b) biotic factors
c) terrestrial factors
d) aquatic factors

living things in an ecosystem
a) biotic factors
b) abiotic factors
c) terrestrial factors
d) aquatic factors

animals that hunt for other animals
a) predator
b) prey
c) decomposer
d) producer

animals that are hunted
a) prey
b) predator
c) decomposer
d) secondary consumer

the demand for a resource (like food or water) by two or more organisms
a) competition
b) habitat loss
c) prey
d) predator

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