Ecology Scavenger Hunt
By Laurel Parsley and Ruqy Bankole 5th period
Biotic vs Abiotic
Autotrophs vs Heterotrophs
Heterotrophs are organisms that do not create their own food as in they depend on other living things or resources for their food. A good example would be the fish below, it does not create its own food but sometimes depend on humans to feed it like the pet fishes or it depends on eating plankton like the ocean fishes. Our example below is a pet fish which we humans feed.
Predator and Prey
A non symbiotic relationship is when one specie (the parasite) benefits from the other, while the other is negatively affected (the host). The parasite benefits for it self while it causes harm to the host. Our example below is the weed surrounding the tree they take the nutrients the tree is supposed to have and use it all for themselves. Thus weakening the tree and depleting it of its nutrients.
Carbon a chemical molecule that is not necessarily bad for humans make up the carbon cycle where is the process by which the carbon compounds are infused into the environment in many ways below are our examples. The banana is rotting, as the banana is decomposing carbon is released into the atmosphere another example would be the thermostat we use it to change the conditions of the air when it is hot or cold this way carbon goes into the air. Burning is another example because the cooker is turned on and as the fire starts to burn the carbon gets released. And finally the nose as we commonly know we breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide this is another way it is released into the atmosphere.
One main way Carbon dioxide is taken out of the atmosphere is by plants they create the oxygen we breathe in by expelling it and taking in the carbon dioxide we take out.