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Give 5 types of ecosystems and describe each

1. Desert- This ecosystem is very hot and dry

2. Forest- This ecosystem has many animals and trees

3. Mountain- This ecosystem is at high altitudes and low temperatures

4. Aquatic- This ecosystem is very wet if not already under water

5. Grassland- This ecosystem is covered in grasses and also has many trees and shrubs

Define the following by using them in a sentence

1. decomposer- The fungus is considered a decomposer because it breaks down the cells of dead plants and animals into simpler substances.

2. consumer- The lion was known as a consumer because it ate many other animals.

3. ecosystem- The ecosystem or group of interconnected elements, formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment was heavily protected by the state government.

4. producer- Plants are considered producers because they make their own food.

5. food chain- A food chain also known as a series of organisms interrelated in their feeding habits, the smallest being fed upon by a larger one, which ends up leading to the largest one, is crucial to our survival.

6. biotic- She was always referred to as biotic because whatever she said was always pertaining to life.

7. abiotic- The teacher explained that to be abiotic you must beof or characterized by the absence of life or living organisms.

8. adaption- The adaption or form/structure modified to fit a changed environment did nt happen quick enough so all the dinosaurs died.

What are some examples of biotic factors in a wetland ecosystem?

Biotic features of wetlands include plants, animals, bacteria, and all other living organisms.

What are some abiotic factors in a wetland ecosystem?

Abiotic features of wetlands include the water, light, rocks and minerals, soil, etc.

Find an example of a wetland ecosystem food chain: Producer->Primary Consumer->Secondary Consumer->Tertiary Consumer-> Quarternary Consumer->Top Predator

Plant>Aphids>Grasshoppers>Blackbird>Buzzard>Fox

Energy enters the ecosystem food chain in what form?

By the sun

What do the arrows in question # 11 represent?

That the next animal eats the previous animal.

What might happen to the food chain if one element were to be eliminated (by disease or habitat loss, for example)?

The whole food chain would be ruined and would eventually make all the following species go extinct.

How do wetlands positively affect water quality?

Wetlands have important filtering capabilities for intercepting surface- water runoff from higher dry land before the runoff reaches open water. As the water passes through, the wetlands absorb excess nutrients and some pollutants, and reduce hurtful things that would clog waterways and affect aquatic animal egg development.

How do wetlands offer flood protection?

Wetlands act as natural absorbents that slowly release surface water, rain, snowmelt, groundwater and flood waters. Trees, root mats, and other wetland vegetation also lessen the speed of flood waters and distribute them more slowly over the floodplain. The combined water storage and braking action lowers flood heights and reduces erosion

How do wetlands protect shoreline from erosion?

Wetland plants hold the soil in place with their roots, absorb the energy of waves, and break up the flow of stream or river currents.

How do wetlands provide habitat for wildlife?

They provide the animals with many water sources, the ability to get food and sunlight, and many diverse shelters which fit to each species different way of life.

What other benefits do wetlands offer?

Wetlands are great places for recreation, scientific/historical values, and many other things which leads to the government earning more money for keeping the wetlands somewhat open to the public.

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Find pictures of a food web, energy flow through ecosystem, cellular respiration.