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Mr. Z's Ecology Unit:  Part I      Z-Notes   (pdf)     

What are living things?   Lesson Review    

  1.  Organisms are made up of one our more ____?

  2.  Organisms _____ to changes in their surroundings.

  3.  Plants use energy from the  ____ to make food.

  4.  Organisms get larger, or ____.

  5.  How do cows get energy from sunlight?

  6.  Could an ant be an offspring of a fly?


What are adaptations?   Lesson Review     

  1. What is the environment?

  2.  What abiotic things are part of your environment?

  3.  What is an adaptation?

  4.  How is a polar bear adapted to its environment?

  5.  How do we adapt our environment to OUR needs?

  6.  What is the difference between biotic and abiotic.  Give examples


Lab: Moth Color Adaptations


What are responses? Lesson Review    

  1. What are instincts?

  2. What is innate behavior?      

  3. Define migration.

  4. Define hibernation.

  5. Does a response cause a stimulus?  Why?

  6. Do all animals react the same way to the same stimulus.

  7. Give examples of the difference between learned and innate behavior.


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Where do Living Things Come From? Lesson Review     

  1. Define spontaneous generation

  2.  What are maggots?

  3.  Why do flies lay eggs on rotten meat?

  4.  What is a "control" in an experiment?

  5.  Why do you have to use a "control" in an experiment?


How does life Continue on Earth?   Lesson Review   

  1.  Which form of reproduction only involves 1 parent?

  2.  Contrast fission vs. budding

  3.  What are new living things produced by organisms called?

  4.  What would happen if an organism only produce a few offspring?

  5.  Why do organisms produce many offspring?

  6.  Diagram both budding and fission on your homework.  Label.

What are life processes?   Lesson Review    

  1.  Compare digestion to ingestion

  2.  What are the waste products of respiration.

  3.  What does respiration produce?

  4.  What is transport?

  5.  Why do organism need nutrients?

  6.  For respiration to occur, what must be present?

  7.  Where do plants get their nutrients?

What are the needs of Organisms?    Lesson Review

  1.  In any environment, is there unlimited living space?

  2.  Which organisms make their own food?

  3.  Where do plants get their nutrients?

  4.  Where do animals get their nutrients?

  5.  What is homeostasis?

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ECOLOGY UNIT, PART II:     Z-Notes  (pdf)    

What is Ecology?   Lesson Review     

  1.  Define ecology?

  2.  What special scientists study ecology?

  3.  What do all organism of an environment do?

  4.  What materials do you get from your environment?

  5.  What 'material' is essential for green plant growth?

What is an ecosystem?   Lesson Review    

  1.  What is a community?

  2.  What types of things compose an ecosystem?

  3.  What is the major source of energy in most ecosystems?

  4.  What happens to most organisms when they die?

  5.  When animals eat green plants, what are is being transferred?

What are habitats and niches?   Lesson Review    

  1.  What is the habitat of a whale? Head lice? Moss?, Snake?

  2.  The role of an organism is its  _______?

  3.  If two organisms have the same niche in the same habitat, what determines

  4.      which organism will survive and prosper?

  5.  If two populations of moths share the same niche, what will happen?

  6.  How many organisms can share the same habitat?

What are limiting factors?   Lesson Review     

  1.  What is carrying capacity?

  2.  What determines the range of an organism?

  3.  What are 5 limiting factors?

  4.  What is the main limiting factor for plants?

  5.  Why can humans live almost anywhere on earth, and other organisms can not?

  6.  Would a change in the size of plant populations have an effect on humans?

What are producers and consumers?    Lesson Review       

  1.  What are consumers eaten by?  What then eats those organisms?

  2.  How to producers get their food?

  3.  What are scavengers?

  4.  What are the producers in lakes and oceans?

  5.  If an organisms eats only producers, what is it called?

  6.  Give examples of when humans are primary, secondary, or tertiary consumers?

  7.  Classify the following as either a herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore:

  8.      bear, wolf, horse, hawk, human, cat, cow, shark, whale

What are food chains, webs, and pyramids?   Lesson Review      

  1.  What do food chains ALWAYS begin with?

  2.  What is at the bottom of all food pyramids?  Why?

  3.  What is at the top of an energy pyramid?

  4.  What do the arrows indicate in a food chain or web?

  5.  What information is in a food web, that is not in a food chain?

  6.  Minnows are small fish in a pond which eat algae.  Bass eat minnows. Would you expect to find more bass or minnows in a pond? Why?

  7.  Diagram the food chain and food web - include the producers.

  8.  Draw a food chain and pyramid which shows Africa:  From producer to lion!

What is succession?

  1.  What is succession?

  2.  Where does primary succession occur?

  3.  Where does secondary succession occur?

  4.  How long does it take for a forest to develop from bare Rock?

  5.  How long might it take a forest to develop from an abandoned field?

What are natural resources?       Lesson Review

  1.  Can nonrenewable resources be replaced?

  2.  What are some nonrenewable resources?

  3.  What does conservation mean?

  4.  What are natural resources?

  5.  Is sunlight a renewable or nonrenewable resource?

  6.  How can WE conserve natural resources?

  7.  Although coal and oil still form everyday? Why are they considered nonrenewable?


What are interactions?       Lesson Review 

  1. What is predation?

  2. What is a parasite?

  3. What are the three types of symbiosis

  4. Define (IYOW) mutualism, commensalisms, and parasitism.


Ecology:   Performance Lab


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