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  1. 6d. Know how water, carbon, & nitrogen cycle between abiotic resources and organic matter in the ecosystem and how oxygen cycles through photosynthesis and respiration. Chapter 3-3

  2. Key Terms • Abiotic Factors: ____________ parts of an organism’s environment; temp, moisture, light, and/or soil

  3. The Water Cycle • Water moves between the _________, atmosphere, and _________. • The Water Cycle • All living things require water to survive.

  4. The Water Cycle • Water molecules enter the atmosphere as water vapor, a gas, when they evaporate from the ocean or other bodies of water. • The process by which water changes from a liquid form to an atmospheric gas is called ________________. • Water can also enter the atmosphere by evaporating from the leaves of plants in the process of __________________.

  5. The Water Cycle • Water vapor condenses into tiny _____________ that form clouds. • The water returns to Earth’s surface in the form of precipitation. • Water enters streams or seeps into soil where it enters plants through their roots.

  6. Nutrient Cycles • The Carbon Cycle • Carbon is a key ingredient of __________ tissue. • Biological processes, such as photosynthesis, respiration, and decomposition, take up and release carbon and oxygen. • Geochemical processes, such as erosion and volcanic activity, release ___________ __________ to the atmosphere and oceans.

  7. Nutrient Cycles • Biogeochemical processes, such as the burial and decomposition of dead organisms and their conversion under pressure into coal and petroleum (fossil fuels), store carbon underground. • Human activities, such as mining, cutting and burning forests, and burning fossil fuels, release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

  8. Nutrient Cycles CO2 in Atmosphere Photosynthesis Volcanic activity feeding Respiration Erosion Human activity Respiration Decomposition CO2 in Ocean Uplift Deposition Photosynthesis feeding Fossil fuel Deposition Carbonate Rocks

  9. Nutrient Cycles • The Nitrogen Cycle • All organisms require nitrogen to make proteins. • Although nitrogen gas is the most abundant form of nitrogen on Earth, only certain types of bacteria can use this form directly. • Such bacteria live in the soil and on the roots of plants called legumes. They convert nitrogen gas into ammonia in a process known as ________________ ______________. • Other bacteria in the soil convert ammonia into nitrates and nitrites. • Once these products are available, producers can use them to make proteins. • Consumers then eat the producers and reuse the nitrogen to make their own proteins.

  10. Nutrient Cycles N2 in Atmosphere Synthetic fertilizer manufacturer Atmospheric nitrogen fixation Decomposition Uptake by producers Reuse by consumers Uptake by producers Reuse by consumers Decomposition excretion Decomposition excretion Bacterial nitrogen fixation NO3 and NO2 NH3 The atmosphere is the main reservoir of nitrogen in the biosphere. Nitrogen also cycles through the soil and through the tissues of living organisms. 

  11. Nutrient Cycles • When organisms die, decomposers return nitrogen to the soil as _____________. • The ammonia may be taken up again by producers. • Other soil bacteria convert nitrates into nitrogen gas in a process called _________________. • This process releases nitrogen into the atmosphere once again.

  12. Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration Sunlight (energy) CO2 O2 CO2 Glucose H2O ATP--Energy (usable) Chloroplast What is missing? H2O Remember that _______________ is produced from photosynthesis and needed for Cellular Respiration. oxygen is crucial for these processes. Mitochondria