Learn about the various players in an ecosystem with these printable geography flash cards.
There are 10 flash cards in this set (2 pages to print.)
1. Print out the cards.
2. Cut along the dashed lines.
3. Fold along the solid lines.
Sample flash cards in this set:
|Abiotic||Relating to non-living things|
|Biotic||Relating to living things|
|Consumer||Creature that eats animals and/or plant matter.|
|Decomposer||An organism such as a bacterium or fungus, that breaks down dead tissue, which is then recycled to the environment.|
|Ecosystem||A community of plants and animals that interact with each other and their physical environment.|
|Food chain||The connections between different organisms (plants and animals) that rely on one another as their source of food.|
|Food web||A complex hierarchy of plants and animals relying on each other for food.|
|Nutrient cycling||A set of processes whereby organisms extract minerals necessary for growth from soil or water, before passing them on through the food chain - and ultimately back to the soil and water.|
|Global ecosystem||Very large ecological areas on the earth's surface (or biomes), with fauna and flora (animals and plants) adapting to their environment. Examples include tropical rainforest and hot desert.|
|Producer||An organism or plant that is able to absorb energy from the sun through photosynthesis.|