Who Wants to be a Millionaire? The Science Edition – Chapter 4 Thanks to Mrs. Stortzum for creating this study tool. A living thing that is hunted for food. prey All the living and nonliving things in an area that interact with each other. ecosystem The study of interactions between living things and their environment. ecology An animal that eats both plants and animals. omnivore An animal that eats only producers. herbivore The process in which a liquid changes directly to a gas. evaporation The place where an organism lives. habitat The process in which a gas changes to a liquid. condensation Overlapping food chains. Food web The continuous transfer of carbon between the atmosphere and living things. Carbon cycle A mouse is _____ to carnivores such as hawks and owls. prey Soil is an example of a(n) _________ factor in an ecosystem. abiotic Organisms that break down dead matter. decomposers Gardeners can recycle plant materials in a ________. compost Something that feeds only on the remains of dead animals. scavenger Denitrifying bacteria play an important role in the ________ cycle. nitrogen What does the burning of fossil fuels release into the air? Carbon dioxide A plant is an example of a(n) _________ factor in an ecosystem. biotic Rain, snow, sleet, and hail. precipitation All the deer in a forest population make up a(n) ______________. community Energy is passed from producers to consumers to decomposers in a(n) _________________. Food chain Evaporation happens in which cycle? Water cycle All populations in an area make up a ___________. community A mountain lion eats only other animals, so it is a _________. carnivore What a species eats and the kind of environment it needs to live in are both factors that help determine that species’ ________. niche Thank you for playing Who Wants to be a Millionaire? The Science Edition – Chapter 4 Good luck on your test!!