system:a type of group of parts that work together as a unit
stability:meansover timethe changes in the system canel each other.
ex.if something is added, it is later taken out.
ecosystem:groups of living things and the environment they live in.
ex.insects and small plants are probably the only one easy to see things that live in a hard place such as concrete parking lot.
population:a group of the same living thing in the same place and the same time.
ex.trout, fish .
community: made up of all populations that live in the same area.
ex.squirrel and deer
habitat:an environment that meets the needs of an organism.
niche:role,in their habitat
ex.producer, consumer and decomposer
producer: a plant or animal that makes its own food.
consumer:eat other animals for survival
decomposer:feeds on wastes of plants and animalsor ontheir remains after they die
ex bacteria, organisms
energy pyramid:shows how much food is passed from one organism to another along a food chain.
ex.nuts to squirrels to snakes to owls
food web:A diagram that shows how these food chains conect and overlap
ex.berries to deer to bear.
climate:the average weather of a place
diversity:variety, of plants and animals.
saltiny:the amount of salt in the water.
ex. mangrove swamp
intertidal zone:a narrow strip along the shore that is covered with water during high tides.
things that live there ex.plants and animals
near-shore zone:starts at the low tide mark and goes out into the ocean.
open ocean zone:the deepest part of the ocean.
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