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Welcome back to Jeopardy! Please raise your hand to answer. An answer must be in the form of a question. Each correct answer is worth five extra credit points. The maximum daily score is 25 points. Each incorrect answer costs five extra credit points. All negative scores will be cancelled at the end of the game (today).
This developing country has “shirt city,” “sock city,” “underwear city,” and “jeans city,” What is China? This type of farming lacks resistance to pests, diseases, and changes in climate. What is monoculture? This is how limiting factors work. What is restrict productivity and survival of organisms in an ecosystem?
If the organisms can tolerate one another, they have a good chance of surviving. Also true of relationships. What is the law of tolerances? A group of atoms and molecules interacting in an organized way to exhibit life. What is a cell? A group of similar cells, performing a similar function, such as muscle. What is a tissue?
This event happened on July 20, 1969. When did the first person (an American) walk on the moon? Also called the grand oasis in space. What is the earth? Name for a group of populations living in the same area. What is a community? Another name for any living thing. What is an organism?
This absorbs five times more heat, per gram per degree temperature rise, than rocks. What is water? Another name for the water cycle. What is the hydrologic cycle? This is mainly nitrogen and oxygen, with small amounts of carbon dioxide and other gases. What is air?
These are often called prairies. What are grasslands? The study of relationships between organisms. What is ecology? This property describes water movement up hair-width tubes. What is capillarity? This was the super continent from which all the present continents separated. What is Pangaea?
They are scientists concerned with why certain organisms are found in specific environments. What are ecologists? An herbivore. What is another name for a primary consumer? A carnivore. What is another name for a secondary or higher order consumer?
An omnivore, such as a bear, eats them. What are plants and other animals? This first appeared in the heavens in October 1957. It did not twinkle, like a real star, but was bright and steady. It moved rapidly. What was Sputnik, the first satellite? A group of cooperating organs. What is an organ system? Another word for living. What is biotic?
Another word for non-living. What is abiotic? A porous and permeable formation that stores and transmits enough groundwater to supply wells. What is an aquifer? A cultivation of one plant species over a large area. What is a monoculture? This tundra occurs in the lower 48 states. What is alpine tundra?
This tundra occurs north of the tree line and south of the Arctic circle. What is Arctic tundra? A large land ecosystem characterized by a distinctive type of vegetation, maintained under the climatic conditions of the region. What is a biome? The best way to preserve food, by sealing out microorganisms and preventing oxidation. What is canning?
Microscopic floating plant and animal organisms of lakes, rivers, and oceans. What are plankton? A group of closely related organisms than can interbreed. What is a species? This group of ecosystems includes forests, grasslands, savannas, chaparrals, tundra, and deserts. What is are biomes?
A characteristic of all natural ecosystems, especially important for stability. What is diversity? This property describes the tendency of water molecules to stick together. What is surface tension? The gradual replacement of one community with another in an ecosystem. What is succession? Succession culminates in this. What is a climax community?
This theory is supported by the observation that the vast majority of galaxies appear to be moving away from us, as if everything were expanding. What is the big bang theory of the formation of the universe? Name for the sum of all ecosystems on earth. What is the biosphere? In an ecosystem, these control which organisms are productive and survive. What are limiting factors?
Of sea or land, the one that has more forms of life. What is the sea? According to this principle, the greater the diversity of a natural system, the greater the stability. What is the principle of diversity? Bacteria and fungi are examples of this class of organisms. They keep soil fertile. What are decomposers?
Plants use this to produce sugars and other carbohydrates, plus oxygen, from carbon dioxide and water. What is photosynthesis? This covers about 71% of the earth. What is water? The spherical shell of life, about nine miles thick. What is the ecosphere? The crust and rigid upper part of the mantle. What is the lithosphere?
An extremely dense piece of matter, expanded with great force. What is the Big Bang? The place where an animal lives. What is an animal’s habitat? A place where fresh water mixes with sea water. What is an estuary? The eventual destination of precipitation on land. What is an ocean?
Regions that receive less than 10 inches of precipitation. What are deserts? Smallest particle of an element that can exist as that element. What is an atom? Smallest part of a substance that can exist as that substance. What is a molecule?