Chapter 21-1 Vocabulary

Chapter 21 Section 1 Vocabulary  

 1. Carnivore             Consumers that eat only animals.
 2. Consumer             An organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms
 3. Decomposer                  An organism that breaks down chemicals from wastes and dead    organisms, and returns important materials to the soil and water.
 4. Energy Pyramid                  A diagram that shows the amount of energy that moves from one feeding level to another in a food web.
 5. Food Chain                  A series of events where one organism eats another organism and obtains energy.
 6. Food Web                  the pattern of overlapping food chains in an ecosystem
 7. Herbivore             Consumer that eats only plants.
 8. Omnivore             a consumer who eats plants and animals
 9. Producer              an organism that can make its own food
 10. Scavenger            A carnivore that feeds on the bodies of dead organisms.

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