Nonliving things. Water, sun, air, and rocks are some of the abiotic factors of a pond.
Group of underwater plants and animals. The aquaculture of a pond includes lilypads, frogs, and fish.
The total amount of living matter in a given area. The biomass in a pond is less compared to the biomass in a lake.
Somewhat salty. The brackish water in the pond provides forms of animals with their environment.
The maximum organisms a given area can support.
All organisms that eat another organism for food are consumers,
An area consisting of all its biotic and abiotic factors.
Weathering of solids. The grand canyon is the result of millions of years of erosion of rocks by water.
Predator and prey relationship. A food chain consists of any animals that interact as predators and prey.
Water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide. The build-up of greenhouse gases causes global warming.
Eat plants. Rabbits are herbivores.
Organism's job in community. An owl's niche is to eat rodents.
Consumers that eat both plants and animals. Humans are omnivores.
Total # of animals in an area. The deer populations was 20 deer.
Animal that gets eaten. The mouse was prey to the owl.
Organism that make their own food. Plants are producers.
Rain water that doesn't get absorbed by the ground, and eventually moves it to the ocean. Runoff picks up harmful things.
Animals that eat already dead animals. Scavengers eat the leftovers.
How dirty or muddy the water is. High turbidity can kill the animals and plants in the water.
Sudden development of algae on the surface of water. The pond was full of algal blooms after the rush of excess nutrients in the water.
The variety and various forms of life. Animals and plants contribute to the biodiversity of the pond.
Living organisms. The biotic factors of a pond include frogs, turtles, and insects.
Eat meat. Lions are carnivores of the savannah that eat gazelles.
The green pigment in plants that takes in sunlight. Leaves have chlorophyll.
Organism that break down dead plants and animals. Fungi and even bacteria decompose dead plants and animals.
Study of organisms. Ecology allows us to see the relationship between the environment and organisms.
The death of all organisms of a particular animal. Bald eagles are nearing extinction.
We can put together several food chains to form a food web.
Where something lives naturally. An owl lives in a forest habitat.
Organic part of soil. Fungi decomposes wood and leaves behind humus.
Pollution that is not concentrated.
When plants use sunlight to make food. Sunflowers use sunlight to make food.
An animal the hunts other animals. The owl was a predator to the mouse.
An untouched, unspoiled ecosystem. The desert was a pristine ecosystem.
Small body of water. Frogs live around a pond.
How much salt is present in the water. Saltwater has a high salinity.
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV)
Plants found underwater. Submerged aquatic vegetation use sunlight food.
Smallest organisms in the pond. Zooplankton can't swin; they just float around.