Ecology Scavenger Hunt

By Lars Mazurek and Caleb Ranstrom

Abiotic Factor

Abiotic factors refer to non-living elements in the ecosystem. Water is a perfect example of this.

Biotic Factor

Biotic factors are living organisms within the ecosystem. A plant is a perfect example of this.

Autotroph

An organism that produces it's own food and is not dependent on other organisms. A plant is a good example of this.

Heterotroph

An organism that depends on others to obtain the energy it needs. A horse is a good example of this as they depend on eating plants to obtain energy.

Predator vs Prey Relationship

A predator is an organism that eats other organisms. The prey is the organism that gets eaten by the predator. High school football is like this because the quarterback is the prey while the defensive players are the predators.

Mutualism

A type of relationship in which two organisms work together and both benefit from the relationship. A good example of this would be a student helping another student pick something up. One student is benefitted because they don't have to pick it up and the other student benefits because they get the satisfaction of doing something good.

Commensalism

A type of relationship between two organisms where one benefits and the other does not. A good example would be mesquite and bush grass. Bush grass provides shade for the mesquite while the mesquite doesn't offer anything in return.

Parisitism

A type of relationship in which one organism feed of the other. One organism is being benefitted while the other is being harmed. A good example is catepillars feeding on plants. The catepillars are being benefitted because they are getting the nutrients they need, the plant is being harmed because they are getting eaten for nothing in return.

Food Web

Primary producer- Coppell High School

Creates the learning we need to get where we are trying to go.


Primary consumer- Students

Are the ones who do the learning and given assessments over it.


Secondary consumer- Teachers

Assess the students over what they have learned to make sure they actually learned it.


Tertiary consumer- Principal/Superintendent

Oversees entire school system and allows the students to learn the way they do.

Carbon Cycle

4 ways carbon is put into the atmosphere

1. Breathing, we exchange our carbon dioxide with plants in return for oxygen

2. Whenever fossil fuels are burned they release carbon dioxide into the air

3. When plants or animals die they release carbon dioxide into the ground

4. When animals are eaten by other animals carbon dioxide is exchanged between the two organisms.


1 way carbon in taken out of the atmosphere

Carbon is taken out of the atmosphere and absorbed by Earth's bodies of water, such as oceans.

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