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RMS 6 Book E: Ch 2

ms 6th grade science

Condensation The process of a gas turning into a liquid
Evaporation The process of a liquid turning into a gas
Abiotic Factor Features of the environment that are not and have never been alive (nonliving part of environment)
Biotic Factor Features of the environment that are alive or were alive (living part of environment)
Soil A mixture of mineral and rock particles, the remains of dead organisms, air, and water that form the top layer of surface of the Earth
Biosphere The parts of the Earth that support life (atmosphere + hydrosphere + lithosphere)
Atmosphere The air surrounding the Earth
Energy The capacity/ability to do work
Environment All the living and the non-living that surround and affect an organism
Nitrogen Fixation The process in which some types of bacteria in the soil change nitrogen gas into a form of nitrogen that can be used by plants
Nitrogen Cycle a model describing how nitrogen moves from The atmosphere to the soil, to living organisms, and back to the atomsphere
Carbon Cycle A model describing how carbon molecules move between the living and the non-living world
Water Cycle A model describing how water moves back and forth between the atmosphere and the surface of the Earth(evaporation/transpiration, condensation, precipitation, run-off/ground water)
Climate The average weather conditions of an area over time
Food Web A model that shows how energy is passed between organisms in an ecoysystem
Energy Pyramid A model that shows the amount of energy available at each feeding level in an ecosystem
Chemosynthesis The process used by some bacteria to make energy-rich molecules from chemicals (think vent communities)
Created by: mrskarney