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rain that is contaminated with pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide gases
to change in order to fit a new situation or use
a water filled glass or plastic container where organisms can live and be observed
living in water
to group things together because they share one or more properties
a decision that is based on observation or on a study of data
a condition that is not changed in a scientific experiment
an organism that feeds on other organisms or organic matter because it cannot make its own food
a scientific investigation in which one variable is changed and all the others are kept the same, or constant.
information, such as that gathered during an experiment.
to upset the development, movement, or organization of someone or some thing
the science concerned with the relationships among living things and their environment
a community that includes all the living and nonliving things found in a certain area
a scientist who studies insect life
everything that surrounds an organism and influences it
something that offers proof
a procedure that is carried out to investigate a scientific question
fuels formed from plant or animal remains, such as coal, gas, and oil
the process by which seeds swell up and begin to sprout and develop roots
a place that is natural for an organism to live
a prediction about how something works or how two variables are related
an animal that gives birth to live, fully formed offspring
an expression of how one thinks or feels about something, based on personal views and not necessarily on facts
the process by which green plants and blue-green algae, in the presence of light, make food out of carbon dioxide and water
anything that spreads harmful or unpleasant substances into the air, water, or ground
a set of steps that explains how to do something
an organism that can make its own food through the process of photosynthesis
the processes by which an organism takes in and processes oxygen and releases carbon dioxide
an organism, also known as a decomposer, that eats dead or decaying organic matter
small pieces of rock, plant, and animal material that are carried by water, wind, or ice
a number of objects or units that move or work together as a whole
a closed glass or plastic container where organisms can live and be observed
of or related to the land
the act of giving up one thing in order to get another
an element in an experiment that can be changed
condition that exists when harmful materials have entered the water and made it harmful to organisms
an area of land that is drained by a stream or river and its branches
a measurement of the force of gravity on an object
nonvascular plants that are often found in aquatic or marine environments and provides both food and a place for organisms to live
land-dwelling arthropods that have six legs (insects), make a chirping song by rubbing their legs together and are known for their ability to jumparthropods
a genus of aquatic plants often called the water weeds
being mutually responsible to and sharing a common set of principles with others
members of the molluscan class Gastropoda which have coiled shells in the adult stagemolluscan Gastropodashells
members of an ecosystem that break down organic material so it may be used again (or recycled) by the ecosystemecosystem organic
to depend on something else for survival
an element that is normally colorless odorless and tasteless and which is the most abundant element and is essential to life
anything that helps ward off some threat
the average and variations of weather in a region over long periods of time
a term that refers to the relative concentration of hydrogen ions (H+) in a solution, and therefore whether the solution is acid or base solutionacidbase
the top layer of earth composed of organic materials (humus); inorganic materials (sand, silt, and clay), water, and air
a measurement of the amount of heat a substance contains
a device for measuring temperature
food for plants
a poisonous substancepoisonous
the process where bacteria and other decomposers break down dead thingsbacteria decomposers
The ways in which the organisms in an ecosystem interact with one another according to what they eat
to take something that would otherwise be thrown away and make it into something that can be used again
the ongoing process in nature that recycles fresh water
Acid rain. rain that is contaminated with pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide gases.
Ecosystem Terms Please copy these terms and definitions in your science notebook.
Adaptation. A gradual change in an organism that enables it to survive in a particular environment.
Ecology Learning Targets I can identify ways that organisms interact with other organisms and non-living things I can describe feeding relationships.
Earth Cycles Science.
Cycling of Matter. Water, Carbon, Oxygen, and Nitrogen are four of the most important substances for life. An ecosystem must be able to cycle these in.
Chapter 2 The Biosphere. Copyright Pearson Prentice Hall 3-1 What Is Ecology?
An ecosystem is all the living things and nonliving things in a given area.ecosystem An ecosystem can be a pond, a desert, an ocean, a forest, or your.
Chapter 13 Principals of Ecology. Ecology Study of interactions between organisms and their environments Reveals relationships between living and nonliving.
Life Depends on the Sun Sunlight is the primary source of energy in an ecosystem. Everything you do requires energy; eating, sleeping, thinking, breathing.
Section 2: Cycling of Materials
Material Cycles Ecosystem recycling.
Matter and Energy in the Ecosystem
Cycling of Matter Carbon Cycle Nitrogen Cycle.
CHAPTER 3 THE BIOSPHERE.
Chapter 3: The Biosphere
Nutrient Cycles Certain materials are cycled through ecosystems to be used over and over, they are called nutrients Certain materials are cycled through.
Unit 3. What is Ecology? The Scientific study of the interaction among organisms and between organisms and their environment. Ernst Harckel coined the.
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End Show Slide 1 of 21 Copyright Pearson Prentice Hall Biology.
Ecology and Meteorology. What is Ecology? The study of the interactions between organisms and the living (biotic) and nonliving (abiotic) components of.
The Carbon Cycle The carbon cycle is the movement of carbon from the nonliving environment into living things and back Carbon is the essential component.
Ecology Organisms. Niche It is an organisms role in the community. It includes: –what it eats –What eats it –What and how much resources it uses Can you.
Ecology The study of interactions that take place between organisms and their environment.
Chapter 3: The Biosphere. What is Ecology? Scientific study of interactions among organisms and between organisms and their environment. Scientific study.
CYCLING IN NATURE. Wed Sept 4/Thurs Sept 5 If you have supplies to turn in, please place them under the window. AGENDA Collect signature pages Set up.
Living Earth 6.L.2.3 Summarize how the abiotic factors (such as temperature, water, sunlight, and soil quality) of biomes (freshwater,
Exploring Natural Resources
Biogeochemical Cycles. Ecosystem defined: a community of organisms and it’s corresponding abiotic environment through which matter cycles and energy flows.
Biology Chapter 2 Principles of Ecology. 2.1 Organisms & Their Environment Ecology-the study of interactions that take place between organisms and their.
Ecology: The Silence of the Frogs
Chapter 5 Section 2 The Cycling of Materials. Objectives List the three stages of the carbon cycle. Describe where fossil fuels are located. Identify.
Ecological Organization and Matter Cycles
Unit 2 Ecology Ch. 3 The Biosphere. What Is Ecology? Like all organisms, we interact with our environ. To understand these interactions better & to.
How Ecosystems WorkSection 2 Section 2: The Cycling of Matter Preview The Carbon Cycle How Humans Affect the Carbon Cycle The Nitrogen Cycle Decomposers.
Environmental Resources Unit A Natural Resources.
LAST PERSON STADING ECOLOGY EDITION. 1. A certain plant requires moisture, oxygen, carbon dioxide, light, and minerals in order to survive. This statement.
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The Non-living Environment Obj. 4a. The features of the environment that are or once were alive are called biotic factors (biotic means “living”) Biotic.
Cycling of Matter in Ecosystems. Biogeochemical Cycles Matter cannot be made or destroyed. All water and nutrients must be produced or obtained from chemicals.
The Biosphere Chapter 3. Section 1: What is Ecology? Ecology – the scientific study of interactions among organisms and between organisms and their environment,
Unit Living Things and the Environment Section 21.1 Organisms obtain food, water, shelter, and other things it needs to live, grow, and reproduce.
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