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Ecosystems Chapter 5
Science Ecosystems / Biomes / Habitats What are land and water ecosystems?
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A region that has similar yearly patterns of temperature, rainfall, and sunlight.
The part of the ocean where organisms must be able to live in both water and moist sand.
The part of the ocean that extends to a depth of about 200 meters.
The deepest part of the ocean.
An ecosystem where fresh water and salt water mix.
Which ecosystem has a frozen layer of soil year round?
animals, climate and plants
These are all part of an ecosystem.
tropical rain forest
This ecosystem has the most different kinds of plants.
Where would you find brackish water?
Where a river empties into an ocean.
Which ecosystem changes the most from one season to the next?
Which is a fresh water ecosystem?
Temperatures, amount of rainfall and amount of sunlight
These are the needs that must be met by organisms in order to live in an ecosystem.
Food, water and shelter.
What helps determine climate zones?
Wind patterns, landforms and closeness to large bodies of water.
Where are tropical rain forests located?
near the equator where the Earth receives direct sunlight and the temperatures are warm.
What is the most obvious characteristic of a deciduous forest?
The leaves of many broad leafed trees turn yellow, orange or red before they drop. They shed their leaves.
This ecosystem is found on all continents, except Antarctica.
The sun shines daily and it doesn't rain very often.
This ecosystem stretches from Alaska through Canada to the Atlantic Ocean.
This rolling plain spreads across Greenland and the northern parts of Europe, Asia and North America and covers the southern tip of South America and Antarctica.
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