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Ch. 6-Lesson 1-4

Lesson 1-4: Ecosystems

What are the two factors that describe organisms and habitats? Biotic (organisms) Abiotic (Air, water, soil, temperature, & sunlight)
What is a niche in a habitat? A role that an animal or plant has in a particular area of its ecosystem
What is called when both plants and animals live and need each other to survive called? Interaction
What are plants classified as in an ecosystem? Producers
What are living animals classified as in an ecosystem? Consumers
What are the organisms that breakdown plants or animals to begin the first stage of survival called? Decomposers
What is defined as a series of steps that involve energy transfer from one organism to another? Food Chain
What are the 3 things that plants compete for to survive? Sunlight, soil, and water
What are specific living areas to both plants and animals known as? Environments
What 4 environmental factors effect an area for plants or animals? Temperatures, locations, air qualities, or even evaluations
What speeds are environments made or created in the Earth? Changes in the environment are slow or fast
What 4 changes are said to have a major effects to an environment? Sunlight, water, temperatures, or the competitions for survival
What is a long-term relationship where one organism helps another? Symbiosis
What are bad for organisms that weaken or kill their host because they depend on them to feed? Parasites
What are the 3 areas that pollutions have been known to effect environments? Air, Land, & Sea
What are the 4 issues that plants or animals have that cause them to die in a new environment? Different temperatures, Food sources, Predators, and water contents
What are the 2 main problems that cause animals to be killed for “Black Market” profits? Poachers and Bad Governments
What is biotic in an environment? Organisms that are alive in an environment
What is abiotic in an environment? Things that are not alive in an environment
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