Chapter 3 – Ecosystems sections 3.1 – 3.3

Chapter 3 – Ecosystems sections 3.1 – 3.3
1. List and define the four major sphere of the earth
2. Diagram the green house effect.
3. Rank the following concept in order form small to large. Define each:
Atom, biosphere, cell, community, ecosystem, molecule, organism, population.
4. Define the following:
trophic level, autotrophs, heterotroph, herbivore, carnivore, scavenger, omnivore,
decomposer, detritivore. Give two examples of each.
5. Write the equations for photosynthesis, aerobic respiration, and anaerobic
respiration (fermentation).
6. Choose a biome select 10 organisms from that biome with at least one example
from each niche.
7. Explain the difference between GPP and NPP. List the top five ecosystems in
terms of NPP.
8. Draw the biomass pyramid
9. Explain the biomass pyramid in terms of both matter and energy