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Abiotic vs Biotic Factors
What is the definition of an abiotic factor?
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What is the definition of a biotic factor?
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Enter the items from the following list into a Venn diagram.
In the center place what contains both biotic and abiotic factors.
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Whale
Mushroom
Water (H2O)
Desert
Paper
Glass
Temperature
Coral
Sand
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Dead bird
Clouds
Snail
Steak
Athletes Foot Fungus
Salad
Mold
Grass
Hair
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Ocean
Decaying Tree
Rock
Dirt
Gold (Au)
Plastic
Grapes
Oxygen (O2)
Tundra
What are the characteristics that the biotic factors share?
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2. What are the characteristics that the abiotic factors share?
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Further Analysis:
Which ecosystem did you choose?___________________
Choose one abiotic factor and one biotic factor from your ecosystem. Imagine that they were suddenly
removed. How would your ecosystem change?
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Worksheet 1: Abiotic versus Biotic factors