Ecology Scavenger Hunt
By: Gerald Wang and Karthik Mutyala
Biotic vs. Abiotic
Biotic and Abiotic
Abiotic - Non-living factors in an ecosystem
The climate is a non-living factor in the ecosystem so the climate is abiotic. Also, the different species of fish and animals are living factors in an ecosystem making them biotic factors.
Autotroph vs. Heterotroph
Autotroph and Heterotroph
Heterotroph - Organisms that cannot make their own food and must obtain energy through other sources.
The coyote is a heterotroph because it cannot make its own food. It has to eat other organisms in order to obtain energy. The trees in the background are autotrophs because they can make their own food through photosynthesis.
Predator and Prey Relationship
Predator and Prey
Prey - An organism that is hunted for by the predators.
An example of a predator and prey relationship would be the cheetah and the zebra. The cheetah is the predator because it hunts the zebra and the zebra is the prey because it is being hunted.
Flowers and Bees
Barnacles and Bowling Pens
Arm and Worms
The Food Chain
The African Savannah Food Chain
The Carbon Cycle
The bear is an organism that requires the intake of oxygen. Because of this, it releases carbon dioxide into the air which will be absorbed by other plants.
Fish releases carbon dioxide as well. This will be absorbed by sea plants.
Factories are a big producer of carbon dioxide because many factories burn coal or natural gas that releases carbon dioxide.