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Lesson 1 Living Things and the Environment

Term Definition
Organism a living thing
Habitat an environment that provides the things a specific organism needs to live, grow, and reproduce
Biotic Factor a living or once living part of an organism's habitat
Abiotic Factor a nonliving part of an organism's habitat
Species a group of similar organisms that can mate with each other and produce offspring that can also mate and reproduce
Population all the members of one species living in the same area
Community all the different populations that live together in a particular area
Ecosystem the community of organisms that live in a particular area, along with their nonliving environment
Ecology the study of how organisms interact with each other and their environment

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