Ecology Scavenger Hunt
By: Adithya Harihara and Jonah Gordon- 3rd Period
Biotic is anything that is living. A human, animal, and plant, are all biotic. Our picture is Jonah, who is a human that is living, making him a biotic.
An abiotic item is a non-living thing. This means dead leaves, and any other object that cannot live. This picture shows the Cowboys sign, which is non-living and has no possible way of living.
An autotroph is something that can make its own food, otherwise known as a producer. Plants are a great example of producers, so that makes them an autotroph.
A heterotroph is a biotic organism that cannot make its own food, or a consumer. Any animal or human would work, because they cannot make their own food.
A food chain is a series of chains that consists of producers, consumers, scavengers, and decomposers. It shows a chain of predator and prey in different environments.
Tertiary Consumer: Human
The weather at the current time was cloudy and scattered rains.
The Carbon Cycle consists of Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration. 4 ways that carbon gets into the atmosphere is through the human, through cars, through the school heating system, and through the burning of oil. It is produced by the plant.
The water cycle is a cycle that includes precipitation, evaporation, and condensation. Precipitation is rain, evaporation is the water going up, and condensation is clouds being formed.
The nitrogen cycle makes proteins. The nitrogen is absorbed by the plants, and we eat the plants. Then, the nitrogen returns to the environment through urine and other forms.
Plants absorb phosphorous form soil, and we eat the plants, and the phosphorous is release by our decaying.
Mutualism is when the both organisms in the partnership are benefited by each other. In this picture, there is a funny guy and a smart guy, and they benefit each other by providing companionship for each other.
Commensalism is when one partner benefits and the other is neither helped or harmed. In this case, we feed the fish food, and we are neither helped or harmed.
Parasitism is when one partner benefits and the other is harmed. In this picture, it shows that humans are helped by the shoe by giving them protection for the feet, but the shoe is harmed as it gets worn out.