Describe and Compare 1.01 Organisms For Hire 1.02 Life Support 1.03 Roles of Light, Temperature and Soil Composition 1.04 Hodgepodge

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What is the amount of rainfall?
The main reason prairie plants and desert plants grow differently.

100

What is a producer?
This type of organism's role in an ecosystem is to supply energy for consumers.

100

What are basic needs (eating, drinking, breathing, and shelter)?
These must be met in order for any living organism to survive in an ecosystem.

100

What is role of soil in an ecosystem?
Holds plants in place, provides a home for many organisms, provides nutrients and absorbs and holds water.

100

What is an example of a decomposer?
A mushroom, worm, maggot, etc.

200

What is a niche?
The part or role an organism plays in an environment.

200

What is a decomposer?
This type of organism's role, in an ecosystem, is to feed on decaying matter which gives plants important nutrients.

200

What is interdependence?
When plants and animals live together in an ecosystem, are part of a food chain and depend on each other to live.

200

What is energy?
Producers are less able to provide THIS for other organisms when there are many cloudy days.

200

What is the water cycle?
The process where water is recycled through an ecosystem.

300

What is sunlight?
Treetop rain forest ecosystems are different from rain forest floor ecosystems because they receive different amounts of this.

300

What is a herbivore?
Also known as primary consumers, these animals only eat plants.

300

What is support life?
When organisms use the parts of an ecosystem differently it allows the ecosystem to do this.

300

What is the sun?
The main energy source in an ecosystem.

300

What are plants?
This organism can provide food for many animals making it a very important part of any food web.

400

What is adapt?
What life forms must do to survive in extremely cold or extremely hot ecosystems.

400

What is an omnivore?
Animals that eat animals and plants.

400

What is competition?
When organisms in the same ecosystem share the same niche and compete with each other for food and water.

400

What is decomposition?
The best way matter is recycled in an ecosystem?

400

What is carbon dioxide?
The compound that animals breath out in the carbon cycle.

500

What is average temperature?
One of the major differences between a tundra and a desert.

500

What is a carnivore?
Also known as secondary consumers, these animals eat other animals.

500

What is eating, drinking, breathing and shelter?
Living organisms basic needs.

500

What is decrease in quality (nutrients)?
Plants and animals not decomposing has this effect on soil.

500

What is photosynthesis?
The process where plants use sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into energy (sugar) in order to grow.

5th Grade EOG Ecosystems Review

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