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Populations Community Relationships & Limiting Factors

sp-populations-communities

Vocabulary:

Population

Organism

Community

Limiting Factor

ecosystem

energy (organisms)

energy transfer

environment

food chain

food web

habitat

niche

parasite

preditor

prey

symbiosis

communalism

key stone species like wolf in yellowstone

 

Main Questions:

  1. Describe the levels of organizations within an ecosystem.    
  2. Explain the causes of changes in population size.
  3. Identify factors that limit population growth/limiting factor
  4. Identify the needs that must be met by an organism’s surroundings.
  5. Identify the three types of symbiotic relationships.        
  6. What are the major kinds of interaction among organisms in an ecosystem.

SHORT ANSWER/ESSAY

  1. Explain the causes of changes in population size and what a limiting factor is.    
  2. Identify factors that limit population growth.    
  3. Explain the causes of changes in population size.
  4. Write a question for the following: A population is all the members of one species in a particular area. A community is made up of all the different populations in a particular area and usually consists of more than one species.
  5. Describe the 5 major kinds of interaction among organisms in an ecosystem.
  6. Explaining how a parasite like malaria can live in our body. What type of relationship is it?
  7. What is commensalism?

STEM- Design- 'A way to track an animal'

LABs-

Critters! at DE

What's for dinner? at DE
Know what your hypothesis was from lab critters, and what you learned from lab critters

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