$100 Answer from H1 The study of the relationships between living organisms and their environment.
$200 Question from H1 What is an ecosystem?
$200 Answer from H1 The interactions between a living and non-living things in a particular environment.
$300 Question from H1 An _________ is the impact we as human beings have on the environment.
$300 Answer from H1 Ecological footprint
$400 Question from H1 The non-living components of an ecosystem
$400 Answer from H1 Abiotic factors
$500 Question from H1 The living components of an ecosystem
$500 Answer from H1 Biotic factors
$100 Question from H2 ______ get their energy from the sun.
$100 Answer from H2 Producers
$200 Question from H2 A _____ is the characteristic activity of an organism.
$200 Answer from H2 niche
$300 Question from H2 ______ is a relationship that occurs between two organisms and it lasts for a long time.
$300 Answer from H2 Symbiosis BONUS: $500 if you can name and explain all three types
$400 Question from H2 _____ break down dead and decaying organisms.
$400 Answer from H2 decomposers
$500 Question from H2 This is a complex combination of food chains.
$500 Answer from H2 Food web
$100 Question from H3 If a species is only lost in a large region, what is it considered to be?
$100 Answer from H3 extirpated
$200 Question from H3 This is a process in which a substance builds up in an organism from the surrounding air, water or consumption of organisms that already have the substance that is being accumulated. What is this process called?
$200 Answer from H3 bioaccumulation
$300 Question from H3 What is the main cause of species extinction?
$300 Answer from H3 Habitat loss
$400 Question from H3 You are a developer who is going to be building a housing development on two sides of a wetland. You want the residents to be able to cross from one side of the wetland to the other by vehicle. Which of the following options would cause the least amount of impact to the wetland ecosystem?
$400 Answer from H3 Build a bridge
$500 Question from H3 What is the best way to reduce your impact on the environment?
$500 Answer from H3 Reduce the amount of waste that you produce
$100 Question from H4 The four main components of this cycle are transpiration, evaporation, condensation and precipitation. What am I?
$100 Answer from H4 The water cycle
$200 Question from H4 What type of succession occurs in an area that was previously bare?
$200 Answer from H4 Primary
$300 Question from H4 What type of succession is happening north of Fort McMurray?
$300 Answer from H4 Secondary
$400 Question from H4 True or False: Secondary succession is the growth of organisms in an area that was previously bare like a rocky slope.
$400 Answer from H4 False
$500 Question from H4 List 2 ways that the carbon cycle can become unbalanced.
$500 Answer from H4 Several answers: forest fires, clear cutting, etc can cause this cycle to become unbalanced.
$100 Question from H5 Which type of monitoring considers the quality of the air, soil and water?
$100 Answer from H5 Chemical Monitoring
$200 Question from H5 If we are monitoring the population of an organism in an environment, what type of monitoring is this?
$200 Answer from H5 Biological monitoring
$300 Question from H5 When monitoring an ecosystem, scientists will collect an initial set of data to compare their new findings to. What kind of data is this?
$300 Answer from H5 Baseline data
$400 Question from H5 Amphibians are very sensitive to changes in an ecosystem. This is why they are considered an _____
$400 Answer from H5 Indicator species
$500 Question from H5 What is the purpose of environmental monitoring?
$500 Answer from H5 Several correct answers! You could have said that it allows us to study how an ecosystem is recovering after a disaster such as a fire. It can be used to determine how human intervention might affect the surrounding habitats.
Final Jeopardy Explain why introducing a new species to an ecosystem can be positive and negative?
Final Jeopardy Answer If the species is a natural predator of a known pest, it can help to control the pest population. If the introduced species has no natural predators, it can “take over” the ecosystem and harm the other organisms living there.