vocab
Biomes
Nitrogen cycle
The environment and organisms
Defensive strategies
100

define evaporation

The process by which molecules of a liquid absorb energy and change to gas.

100

A group of land ecosystems with the same climate.

biome

100

What is the process of turning nitrogen into a usable version called?

Nitrogen fixation

100

Name the 3 limiting factors.

food/water

Space

weather

100

What is the most used defense strategy?

camouflage

200

Define population density

The number of individuals in an area of a specific size

200

A cold biome with coniferous trees.

Boreal forest

200

What is the necessary building block of life in this cycle.

Nitrogen

200

Name the order of an environment.

individual, population, community, ecosystem

200

Name 2 animals with protective armor (hint: they roll up into balls)

Pangolin and armadillo

300

Define predation

When one organism consumes another for food.

300

A biome that gets less than 25 cm of rain per year.

desert

300

What or who returns nitrogen to the soil?

decomposers

300

What causes primary succession?

Natural disasters

300

Give an example of false coloring.

any answer you have, as long as it's correct.

400

Define natural selection

A process by which characteristics that make an individual better suited to its environment become more common in a species.

400

Why can't tundra's have trees? One word

Permafrost

400

Where do nitrogen fixing bacteria live?

In the roots of legumes.

400

Give an example of a pioneer species.

Lichens or mosses

400

What do warning colors mean?

The organism is poisonous to eat or touch.

500

Define continental drift

The very slow movement of the continent.

500

What are the 2 rain forests and where is each one located.

Tropical: near the equator

Temperate: in NW USA

500

What plants grow nitrogen fixing bacteria?

clover, beans, alfalfa, peas and peanuts

500

Name one way to determine a population.

Direct or indirect, sampling and mark and recapture.7ji

500

What adaptation is when one animal looks like another?

Mimicry

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