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					Vocabulary Words        Definitions              Examples



                    an animal that kills            owls,
    predator       and eats other animals          eagles,
                                                   snakes,
                                                   spiders


                   an animal that’s eaten          mice,
      prey           by another animal            rabbits,
                                                earthworms



                    the place where an             ocean
     habitat         animal or species             desert
                           lives                   jungle



                      the role of an           decomposers,
      niche          organism in the            producers,
                    ecosystem; what it          consumers
                    “does for a living”


                       living things         plants need the sun;
 interdependence    depending on each       herbivores need plants;
                     other for survival        carnivores need
                                                  herbivores
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