Name and define 3 types of SYMBIOSIS
One organism benefits and the other is harmed.
One organism benefits and the other organism is not affected.
both organisms benefit
What does an organisms niche include?
1. Where it lives
2. How it reporduces
3. How it protects itself
4. How it behaves
5. Feeding relationships
Name the Musk Ox's adaptation?
Thick fur allows it to live in the cold.
Name the Bengal Tiger's adaptation?
Stripes blend in with the tall grass to keep away from predators.
Name the South American Owl Butterfly's adaptation?
Large spots on wings scare away predators because they look like an owl.
What are 6 ways that people affect the ecosystem?
4. Growing populations using up natural resources.
5. Cutting down trees to build houses and buildings.
6. Using fertilizers.
Why is it important for animals and plants to be adapted to their environment?
They will not be able to survive and may become extinct.
What are the factors that could change an ecosystem and cause an organism to become an endangered species?
1. Climate change
2. Loss of habitat (volcano erupts)
3. Alien species "steals" resources of native species
4. Forest fires
The place where an organism lives.
A physical features that allows an organism to survive in its habitat.
The role a plant or animal plays in its habitat
The coloring, marking or other physical appearance of an animal that helps it blend in with its surroundings.
An adaptation that allows an animal to protect itself by looking like another kind of animal or like a plant.
To go into a deep sleep during which an animal uses every little energy and usually does not need to eat.
To move to another region when seasons change and food supplies become source.
The great variety of different organisms that live on Earth
A species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction.
Any species (including animals, plants, fungi, etc.) which are vulnerable to endangerment in the near future.
Two different organisms that benefit each other by living close.
No longer living.
A group of organisms that produces organisms of the same kind.
Gas is converted to a useable form and eventually returned to the atmosphere as nitrogen gas.
The introduction of contaminants into a natural environment that harms the earth.