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What is ecology?
the study of life
the study of the interactions (connections) among living things, and between living things and their environment
the study of fossils, embryos, homologous structures and how they are evidence of our evolution from a common ancestor
the study of atoms, molecules, organelles and cells
The frog eats the cricket. Give 3 words to describe the frog.
primary consumer (1°), carnivore, autotroph
secondary consumer (2°), herbivore, heterotroph
primary consumer (1°), omnivore, heterotroph
secondary consumer (2°), carnivore, heterotroph
What is a population?
groups of different species living in the same area
group of the same species living in the same area
includes all of the organisms and non-living things in an area
major regional or global community
What is a community?
Different populations of organisms living in the same environment.
One population of organism living in the same environment.
Different populations of organisms living in more than two environments.
One population of organism living in more than two environments.
What is an ecosystem?
The interactions among living and non-living things in an environment.
A type of organism that can only be seen with a microscope.
A bunch of moving parts that do work.
The newest craze in social media.
In an ecosystem, living things are called _ and non-living things are called _.
Plants that make their own energy from the sun through photosynthesis are called (choose 2) -
Organisms that eat other organisms to get energy are called (choose 2) -
An organism that ONLY eats plants is called a(n) (choose 2) -
An organism that only eats other animals is called a (choose 3):
An organism that eats both plants and animals is called a(n) (choose 3) -
Organisms like fungi and bacteria that eat dead organisms are called (choose 3) -
Which is more complex, a food chain or a food web?
What is the initial (first or primary) source of energy in every ecosystem?
higher level consumers
The frog eats the cricket. Choose 3 words to describe the frog.
If a scientist goes out to a lake to count the number of turtles, this would be an example of what 2 types of observation.
Which of the following are abiotic factors (choose 3)?
the number of trees in an area
the amount of light in a place
Name ALL the 3° or tertiary level consumer(s) in the food web.
What do the arrows show in the food web?
they show which organisms are doing cellular respiration
they show which way the energy is flowing
they show which organisms are doing photosynthesis
What is the 10% rule?
90% of energy is LOST as you move up the food chain
10% of energy is LOST as you move up the food chain
90% of energy is GAINED as you move up the food chain