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global ecosystem composed of living organisms and the abiotic factors from which they derive energy and nutrients Biosphere
what is a collection of plants and animals that have common characteristics for the environment they live in biomes
what is angular distance of a place north or south of the equator latitude
it is the distance above sea level Altitude
it is the direction in which the wind is coming windward
it is the direction downward from the point of reference leeward
it is a dry area on the leeward side of a mountainous area rainshadoweffect
what is a graphical representation of a locations basic climate climotograph
a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs deserts
open area of country covered with grass grasslands
coldest of all biomes tundra
grounds that remain below 0 degree C for two or more yrs permafrost
an area of tall, has mostly evergreen trees and a lot of rainfall rainforest
known as a dry forest deciduousforest
a biome characterized by coniferous forests borealforest
change in dominance due to plants that dominate early often die early, allowing longer lived plants dominance succession
require less solar energy to generate nutrients. They tolerate shade. climaxspecies
an example of fungi and lichen pioneerspecies
lava flow is an example of this primarysuccession
plants and animals will recognize a habitat after a major disturbance secondarysuccession

Interactions Within Ecosystems Crossword

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Description

Average weather pattern of a region. Climate
Interactions between the abiotic and biotic features of an area Ecosystem
In every community, each species has a particular place where it lives. This place is called its _____________. Habitat
Non-living Abiotic
Single organism Individual
Local conditions that change from day to day. Weather
Living Biotic
A group of organisms who can successfully reproduce among themselves Species
An inherited characteristic that helps an organism survive and reproduce in its environment Adaptation
Large area with characteristic climate, soil, plants and animals. Biome
A scientist who studies the abiotic-biotic interactions within an environment Ecologist
A group of individuals of the same species, living together in one place at one time. Population
All of the different population that live together in one area. Community
In every community, each species has a particular place where it lives. This place is called its ______. Habitat
The biome that is cold, dry and treeless with less than 25 cm of precipitation per year is the _________ Tundra
How many biomes occur in Canada? Four
The Boreal forest is the largest biome in Canada. The dominant organism is: Evergreens
If an animal can not adapt to its environment and therefore can not exist. We say it has become _______________ Extinct

5th grade science vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A home for animals Habitat
The air humans breath out and plants breath in Carbon dioxide
A animal that only eats meat Carnivore
The air humans breath in and plants breath out Oxygen
A animal that eats only plants Herbivore
A animal that eats both plants and animals Omnivore
a living thing that makes its own food producer
a living thing that gets energry from eating other living things consumer
a living thing that gets energy from breaking down the waste lof other living things decomposer
a area of grass grassland
a community of living organisims ecosystem
a shallow recess niche
a group of organisims that live in the same place and share the same charestics community
the amount of something in a place population
the process of which plants maker food photosynthesis
a forest where it is very moist and has many animals and pants rain forest
a vast, flat, treeless Arctic region of Europe, Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen tundra
a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat, e.x. forest or tundra. biome
a sandy hot large piece of land with very little water desert
known as boreal forest or snow forest, is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches. tiaga
falling of or shedding deciduos
a dense growth area of tree forest
the way other living things get energy from eatng other living things food chain
when food chains are combined together food web

Biomes Crossword

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Description

The amount of biomes. six
A large area with similar biotic and abiotic factors. Biome
A grassland that has a lot of rainfall during some seasons and very little rainfall in others. Savanna
Characterized by very low winter temperatures and short, cool summers. Tundra
A non-living thing. Abiotic
Biomes that are found on land. Land Biomes
A grassland with warm summers and cold winters. Temperate Grasslands
A region that has little or no plant life, long periods without rain, and extreme temperatures: usually found in hot climates. Desert
A living thing. Biotic
Gets its name from conifers, the main type of tree that grows there. Coniferous Forests
Comes from a Latin word that means "to fall off." Deciduous
Has warm temperatures and high rainfall that allows a lot of plants to grow. Tropical Rain Forests
The natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organisms. Habitat
The temperature and precipitation of a particular area. Climate

Biome crossword puzzle!

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Crossword
Description

A body of standing water, either natural or artificial, that is usually smaller than a lake pond
They are found in mountain regions worldwide. alpine
The second-rainiest biome. temperateforest
A barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. Desert
An area of variable size filled with water, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land. lake
A land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. wetland
A large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat. biome
High rainfall,It has been estimated that there may be many millions of species of plants, insects and microorganisms still undiscovered. rainforest
It does not have much animal diversity, especially compared to the Savannah. temperategrassland
A type of biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. tundra
A wetland that is forested. swamp
It is characterized by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the canopy does not close. savanna
A body of water with a current, confined within a bed and banks. stream
The world's largest biome apart from the oceans. taiga
A natural flowing watercourse, it is usually freshwater. river
A body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere. ocean

Land Biome Crossword

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Description

Factors that effects which organisms can live in a biome. Abiotic
A living factor that effects the population of other organisms in their environment. Biotic
An inherited trait that improves an individuals ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment. Adaptations
A large region characterized by a specific type of climate and certain types of plant and animal communities. Biome
The weather conditions in an area over a long period of time. Climate
A region found at far northern and far southern latitudes characterized by low-lying plants, lack of trees, and long winters with very low temperatures. Tundra
A region of evergreen, coniferous forest below the arctic and subarctic tundra regions. Taiga
Trees that have evergreen, needle-like leaves and keeps it leaves/needles throughout the winter. Coniferous Tree
A region characterized by by a very dry climate and extreme temperatures. Desert
A region that is dominated with grasses, that has few woody shrubs and trees, that has fertile soil, and that receives moderate amounts of seasonal rainfall. Grassland
Trees that loose their leaves at the end of the growing season. Deciduous Tree
An area of land that is periodically underwater or whose soil contains a great deal of moisture. Wetland
A group of organisms of the same species that live in a specific geographical area. Population
The largest population that en environment can support at any given time. Carrying Capacity
An environmental factor that prevents an organism or population from reaching it's full potential of size or activity. Limiting Factor
When two or more organisms rely on the same environmental resource. Competition
An interaction between two or more living things in which they are said to work together. Cooperation
What occurs when individuals join a population. Immigration
What occurs when individuals leave a population. Emigration
An increase in the amount of nutrients , such as nitrates, in a marine or aquatic ecosystem. Eutrophication
The replacement of one type of community by another at a single location over a long period of time. Succession
A species that colonizes an uninhabited area and that starts a process of succession. Pioneer Species
The number and variety of organisms in a given are during a specific period of time. Biodiversity
Well adapted species that dominates an ecosystem. Climax Species

Biomes Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The frozen layer of soil beneath the surface Permafrost
A large biome covered in grass Grassland
Organisms that live at the bottom of the ocean Benthos
Little or no rain Arid
A minor biome that has bodies of water such as swamps or marshes Wetland
A biome often considered treeless or Arctic Tundra
A biome that's found on land is considered ___________ Terrestrial
A place where there's a group of plants animals with similar temperatures Biome
A very hot and dry biome Desert
Trees that produce their seeds in cones Conifers
A wetland formed when rivers connect with oceans Estuary
A type of tundra located at the North and South poles Polar
A type of tundra located near the tops of mountains Alpine
A biome with 4 seasons is called a ______________ forest Deciduous
A type of forest with heavy rainfall Rainforest
A type of biome often identified as a swampy coniferous forest Taiga
The area in a marine biome where it's shallow enough for light to pass through Photic Zone
A type of grassland with lots of shrubs Savanna
A climate with mild temperatures is defined as being _____________ Temperate
A minor biome that has freshwater and saltwater is defined as being _______ Aquatic

Chpt. 4.2 and 4.3: Niches, Community Interactions, and Succession Word Search

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Word Search
Description

biome
commensalism
community
competition
ecological succession
habitat
herbivore plant
herbivory
interactions
keystone species
mutualism
niche
parasitism
pioneer species
predation
predator prey
primary succession
resource
resource sharing
secondary succession
symbioses
tolerance,

Aquatic Biome Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Has cool temperatures, 5-16 ft. of rain. Consist of Pine, Redwood, and Sitka Spruce Temperate Rain Forest
Receives the most rain out of all the biomes. Tropical Rain Forest
Grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions with few trees. Savanna
Hot summers, cold winters. 10 to 35 inches of rain. Temperate Grassland
Shrubland or heatland plant community found primarily in the U.S. state of California. Chaparrel
Constitute a large domain of prokaryotic micro-organism. Eubacteria
Any Eukaryotic organism that includes micro-organisms such as yeast & molds Fungus
action or process of adapting or being adapted Adaptation
Constitute a domain & kingdom of single-celled micro-organisms Archaebacteria
Place where an organism usually lives. Habitat
Large region characterized by a specific type of climate & certain types of plants & animal communities. Biome
Process in which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed & diversified from earlier life forms. Evolution
Process of breaking down food to yield energy. Cellular Respiration
Sequence in which energy is transferred from 1 organism to the next. Food Chain
Shows many feeding relationships that are possible in an ecosystem. Food Web
One of the steps in a food chain or food pyramid. Tropic Level
refers to the weather conditions, such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, and winds, in an area over a long period of time Climate
the distance north or south of the equator and is measured in degrees Latitude
the height of an object above sea level Altitude
this layer consists if the tallest trees, which reach heights of 60 to 70m Emergent Layer
considered the primary layer of the rain forest Canopy
a plant that uses another plant for support, but not for nourishment Epiphyte
Very little light reaches this layer Understory
a forest that is characterized by trees that shed their leaves in the fall Temperate Deciduous Forest
the northern coniferous forest that stretches in a broad band across the Northern Hemisphere just below the Arctic Circle Taiga
areas that have widely scattered vegetation and receive very little rain Desert
biome that is in northern arctic regions Tundra
in arctic regions, the permanently frozen layer of soil or subsoil Permafrost
Succession that begins in an area that previously did not support life. Primary Succession
Plant uses sunlight to make sugar for food. Photosynthesis
Bacteria that convert atmosphere nitrogen into ammonia. NItrogen-fixing bacteria
An organism that makes it's own food. Producer
Anything living. Organism
Organism that belongs to the kingdom protistia. Protist
Get their food by breaking down dead organisms. Decomposer
Organisms that get their energy from other organisms. Consumer
Animal that doesn't have a backbone. Invertebrate
Animals that have a backbone. Vertebrate.
A community of organisms and their abotic environment. Ecosystem
The tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream. Estuary
The small and microscopic organisms drifting or floating in the sea or freshwater. Plankton

Chapter 4 Homework Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The average year-to-year conditions of temperature and precipitation in an area over a long period of time Climate
Environmental conditions within a small area that differ significantly from the climate of the surrounding area Microclimate
The process in which certain gases (carbo dioxide, methane, and water vapor) trap sunlight energy in Earth's atmosphere as heat Greenhouse effect
An area where an organism lives, including the biotic and abiotic factors that affect it habitat
The full range of physical and biological conditions in which an organism lives and the way in which the organism uses those conditions Niche
Any necessity of life, such as water, nutrients, light, food, or space Resource
An interaction in which one animal captures and feeds on another animal Predation
An interaction in which one animal feeds on producers Herbivory
A relationship in which two species live closely together Symbiosis
The symbiotic relationship in which both species benefit from the relationship Mutualism
The symbiotic relationship in which one organism lives on or inside another organism and harms it Parasitism
The symbiotic relationship in which one organisms benefits and the other is neither helped nor harmed Commensalism
A series of gradual changes that occur in a community following a disturbance Ecological Succession
The succession that occurs in an area in which no trace of a previous community is present Primary Succession
The first species to populate an area during succession Pioneer Species
A type of succession that occurs in an area that was only partially destroyed by disturbances Secondary Succession
A dense covering formed by the leafy tops of tall rain forest trees Canopy
The layer in a rain forest found underneath the canopy formed by shorter trees and vines Understory
A material formed from decaying leaves and other organic matter Humus
A biome with long cold winters and a few months of warm weather; dominated by coniferous evergreens; also called boreal forest Taiga
A layer of permanently frozen subsoil found in the tundra Permafrost
Organisms that live attached to or near the bottom of lakes, streams, or oceans Benthos
Typically small organisms that drift in, and may swim through, aquatic environments; includes both phytoplankton and zooplankton Plankton
An ecosystem in which water either covers the soil or is present at or near the surface for at least part of the year Wetland
A kind of wetland formed where a river meets the ocean Estuary

Biomes Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

The tundra has short and soggy ____________. summers
What layer does the tundra have? permafrost
The tundra has long and cold ________. winters
Animals in the tundra ________ to avoid harsh winters. migrate
The coniferous forest has _____ temperatures. mild
The coniferous forest has _____ dry summers. cool
The coniferous is also known as the ______. taiga
Many animals in the Taiga are _________. browsers
Many animals in each biome have a __________ _____. varieddiet
Animals in the deciduous forest eat _________. flowers
Some animals in the deciduous forest ____________. hibernate
The desert has very little _______________________. precipitation
The desert has soils rich in ____________. minerals
Many animals in the desert are ______________. nocturnal
The tundra has ______ precipitation. low