Chapter 20-1 Vocabulary

Chapter 20 Section 1 Vocabulary  

1. Organism:  A living Thing 

2. Habitat:  An environment that provides the things the organism needs to live, grow, and reproduce.  

3. Biotic Factors: The living parts of a habitat 

4. Abiotic Factors: The non living parts of a habitat 

5. Photosynthesis:  The process in which some organisms use water along with sunlight and carbon dioxide to make their own food.  

6. Species:  A group of organisms that are physically similar and can mate with each other and produce offspring that can also mate and reproduce.  

7. Population: All the members of one species in a particular area. 

8. Community: All the different populations that live together in an area.  

9. Ecosystem: The community of organisms that live a particular area, along with their nonliving surroundings.

 10. Ecology: The study of how living things interact with each other and with their environment.

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