Vocabulary part 1

Abiotic factor- non-living conditions which can influence where plants or animals live.

Biotic Factor- The living parts of an ecosystem---plants, animals, etc.

Ecosystem- a community of living organisms

Habitat- the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism.

Organism- an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form.

Population- all the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country.

Community- a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.

Classification-the action or process of classifying something according to shared qualities or characteristics.

Taxonomy- the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms; systematics.

Cell vocab

Cell- the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism, typically microscopic and consisting of cytoplasm and a nucleus enclosed in a membrane. Microscopic organisms typically consist of a single cell, which is either eukaryotic or prokaryotic.

Cell membrane- the semipermeable membrane surrounding the cytoplasm of a cell.

Cell wall- a rigid layer of polysaccharides lying outside the plasma membrane of the cells of plants, fungi, and bacteria. In the algae and higher plants, it consists mainly of cellulose.