Ecosystem notes. Bell ringer. P. 618 B “Target your reading” 1-9 please write A if you agree with the statements and D if you do not agree with the statements. 8/21/09 Bellringer--Ecosystem– vocab visuals – p. 731 glossary Write all book definitions first before drawing pictures.
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Word Book definition
Biotic factor living parts of an ecosystem
Abiotic factor nonliving parts of an ecosystem
Biosphere part of Earth that supports life, including the top portion of Earth’s crust, the atmosphere, and all the water on Earth’s surface
Ecology study of the interactions that take place among organisms and their environment
Ecosystem all the living organisms in an area, as well as the nonliving parts of their environment; community of organisms that interact with each other
Make two columns and label one “abiotic” and the other one “biotic”
Examine the picture and write in each column as many abiotic and biotic factors as you can find
On the coral reef ecosystem figure shown, which factor is biotic?
a. rocks c. sea horse
b. sand d. water
On the coral reef ecosystem figure shown, which factor is abiotic?
a. algae c. rock
b. sharks d. sponges
Divide into groups
Make two lists on a piece of paper at the top abiotic and biotic
Go outside and find as many abiotic factors and biotic factors and write on the list
Draw a line to divide the poster in half and label one side biotic and the other side abiotic
Cut out magazine pictures or make drawings to list different abiotic and biotic factors
What was the approximate population density of the prey population in April and May?
A) 8 B) 12 C) 10 D) 14 3
In which month was the prey population the lowest?
A) April B) November C) February D) December
Match organisms to their role in a food chain / web
Analyze the food chain above and describe what would happen if you removed one organism
To complete food chain 1 in the figure shown, you would draw an arrow from _____ to Plant.
To complete food chain 2 in the figure shown, you would draw an arrow from _____ sunlight to Hawk.
a. fish c. squid
b. plankton d. whales
List the second-level consumers.
List the third-level consumers.
The figure shown illustrates a _____.
The biotic and abiotic factors in the figure shown share a _____.
In the figure shown, _____ an abiotic factor.
Which of these factors is biotic?