Grasslands

Andrew Thrasher

A grassland is a large open area of country covered with grass. There are many other animals in the grassland also (giraffes, cheetahs, zebras, and antelopes). Ecology is the scientific study of organisms in there environment.

Cheetahs like hunting it's prey by outrunning it and then eating it

An individual is a single animal. A population is a group of  the same species living in a certain area. The cheetah lives in the middle of the grassland because there is more food there and can sometimes be found out of it.

Rattle snakes live on the roots of grasses. It gains energy by eating the grass.

A community is a group of different organisms living in the same place. An ecosystem is a biological community of interacting organisms and there physical environment. Organisms depend on biotic factors by eating them and abiotic factors by hiding behind them so other animals won't see them.

The plantae has chloroplasts. Fungi both cure and cause diseases.  Some animals in the grassland like the elephant can smell water from up to 3 miles

The snake is a consumer in the grassland. The snake is also hheterotroph because it gets food instead of making its own food. Heterotroph means an organism deriving its nutritional requirements from complex organic substances.

Producer means making its own food.

Consumer means getting its food from another organism.

Decomposer is an organism that decomposes organic material.

Animals need abiotic factors for many reasons. The animals depend on rocks by hiding behind it, the water by drinking it, and the oxygen by breathing it in to keep them alive. The animals respond to abiotic factors by changing fur colors so the other animals won't see them. They respnd to water by making there home near it so they won't have to walk far to get water. They respnd to oxygen by living.

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