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TCAP Vocabulary Review 6 th Grade Science science ecology zoology geology 0% 0% 0% 0% The study of animals and how they interact with their environment is called__________. a subject in school study of animals process that allows people to ask questions about the world around them

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tcap vocabulary review

TCAPVocabulary Review

6th Grade Science

the study of animals and how they interact with their environment is called
science

ecology

zoology

geology

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The study of animals and how they interact with their environment is called__________.
science is
a subject in school

study of animals

process that allows people to ask questions about the world around them

a person that does scientific discoveries

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Science is
a person that works to solve questions about the world around them is a
geologist

scientist

teacher

ecology

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A person that works to solve questions about the world around them is a ...
technology is
computers, calculators, pens

lab equipment

only computers

the application of science to make products or tools that people can use.

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Technology is...
a way or steps scientist use to solve problems are
experimental research

scientific models

scientific methods

descriptive research

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A way, or steps, scientist use to solve problems are ____.
a represents things that happen too slowly too quickly or too big or too small to observe directly
model

descriptive research

experimental research

scientist

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A _______ represents things that happen too slowly, too quickly, or too big, or too small to observe directly.
a is a tentative explanation for an observation that can be tested scientifically
descriptive research

independent variable

dependent variable

hypothesis

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A _________ is a tentative explanation for an observation that can be tested scientifically.
a factor that may change as a result of changes purposely made to the independent variable
independent variable

constant

dependent variable

hypothesis

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A factor that may change as a result of changes purposely made to the independent variable.
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constraint

hypothesis

pilot plant

model

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A ________ is a scaled-down version of the real production equipment that closely models actual manufacturing conditions
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population

community

ecosystem

biosphere

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The _______ includes the top portion of Earth’s crust, all the waters that cover the Earth’s surface, and the atmosphere that rounds the Earth.

a place where an animal lives
biosphere

population

habitat

community

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A place where an animal lives
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population

community

ecosystem

biosphere

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A(n) _________ consists of all the organisms living in an area, as well as the abiotic factors of the environment.
a is made up of all organisms of the same species that live in an area
population

community

ecosystem

biosphere

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A _______ is made up of all organisms of the same species that live in an area.
a is all the populations of all species living in a particular area
population

community

ecosystem

biosphere

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A ______ is all the populations of all species living in a particular area.
a is anything that restricts the number of individuals in a population
carrying capacity

limiting factor

biotic factors

abiotic factors

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A________ is anything that restricts the number of individuals in a population.
is the largest number of individuals one species that an ecosystem can support
limiting factors

abiotic factors

biotic factors

carrying capacity

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______ is the largest number of individuals one species that an ecosystem can support.
organisms that use an outside energy source like the sun to produce their own food
producers

consumers

herbivores

carnivores

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Organisms that use an outside energy source, like the sun, to produce their own food
an organism that breaks down decaying material and puts the nutrients back into the soil
herbivore

carnivore

omnivore

decomposer

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An organism that breaks down decaying material and puts the nutrients back into the soil.
herbivores consume
carnivores

consumers

producers

decomposers

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Herbivores consume_____.
a is a simple model of the feeding relationships in an ecosystem
food chain

food web

food city

symbiosis

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A ___________ is a simple model of the feeding relationships in an ecosystem.
a is a complex model of the transfer of energy within an ecosystem
food chain

food web

symbiosis

none of the above

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A ________ is a complex model of the transfer of energy within an ecosystem.
large geographic areas that have similar climates and ecosystems are called
biome

tundra

taiga

grassland

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Large geographic areas that have similar climates and ecosystems are called_________.
the is a cold dry treeless region sometimes called a cold desert
tundra

taiga

grassland

desert

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The _______ is a cold, dry, treeless region, sometimes called a cold desert.
the is a cold forest region dominated by cone bearing evergreen trees
tundra

taiga

desert

grassland

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The ________ is a cold, forest region dominated by cone-bearing evergreen trees.
forest that are dominated with deciduous trees that lose their leaves every autumn are called what
temperate deciduous forest

tropical rain forest

temperate rain forest

tropical rain forest

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Forest that are dominated with deciduous trees that lose their leaves every autumn are called what.
warm temperatures wet weather and lush plant growth are found in the
temperate deciduous forest

temperate rain forest

tropical rain forest

tropical deciduous forest

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Warm temperatures, wet weather, and lush plant growth are found in the __________.
regions with a wet and a dry season with mostly grass and no trees are called
taiga

tundra

desert

grassland

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Regions with a wet and a dry season, with mostly grass, and no trees are called _____
earth s imaginary line that goes through both north and south poles is called
axis

magnetic poles

solstice

equinox

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Earth’s imaginary line that goes through both North and South poles, is called ________.
the spinning of earth on its axis called causes day and night
axis

sphere

rotation

revolution

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The spinning of Earth on its axis, called _______, causes day and night.
the different appearance that the moon takes throughout the month is called
earth phases

sun phases

moon phases

none of the above

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The different appearance that the moon takes throughout the month is called :___________.
a occurs when all the moon s surface facing earth reflects light
new moon

full moon

1st quarter

2nd quarter

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A __________occurs when all the moon’s surface facing earth reflects light.
a symbiotic relationship where one species benefits while the other is harmed
mutualism

parasitism

commensalism

none of the above

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A symbiotic relationship where one species benefits while the other is harmed.
the is the day when the sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator
solstice

equinox

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The ______ is the day when the Sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator.
a symbiotic relationship where both species benefits
mutualism

commensalism

parasitism

none of the above

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A symbiotic relationship, where both species benefits
a symbiotic relationship where one species benefits while the other is unaffected
mutualism

parasitism

commensalism

none of the above

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A symbiotic relationship where one species benefits while the other is unaffected.
surrounding the umbra is a lighter shadow on earth s surface called the
umbra

penumbra

solar eclipse

lunar eclipse

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Surrounding the umbra is a lighter shadow on Earth’s surface called the __________.
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