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abiotic
are non-living parts of the enviroment
biotic
living or once living organisms in the environment
terrestrial
land
climate
temperature/sun and precipitation/water average over time
elevation
height above sea level
soil
types loamy, clay, and sandy
aquatic
water
Marine
salt water
salinity
amount of salt in the water
PH
measure how acidic or basic the water is
oxygen concentration
amount of oxygen in a water system
non-renewable resources
a resource that cannot be reused or replaced easily (ex. gems, iron, copper, fossil fuels)
fossil fuels
Coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient remains of plants and animals. creates all types of energy like electricity, heat for homes
nuclear power
energy from splitting Uranium atoms.
renewable resource
A natural resource that can be replaced at the same rate at which the resource is consumed or in a short period of time
solar energy
energy from the sun
geothermal energy
energy from the earth's heat
wind energy
energy from the wind
biomass energy
energy from burning organic or living matter
hydroelectric energy
energy from the flow of water
behavioral adaptations
is something an organism does that helps it to survive
instinct
a behavior that an organism is born with any unlearned behavior
migration
the movement of an animal or a group often related to a change in seasons or to have and raise young
hibernation
a deep sleep in which some organisms survive the winter
learned behavior
learning is a process that results in behavior because of experience need to be able to learn as environment changes