AP Environmental Warm Ups

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Name:___________________________________________________
APES Warm Ups
For The Week of 11/05/2018
Keep this in your folder and turn in on Friday!
Monday 11.5
For a primary producer, the main function of photosynthesis is to manufacture …
(A) oxygen
Choose 2 incorrect answers and explain why they are wrong:
(B) carbon dioxide
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(C) glucose
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(D) proteins
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(E) water
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Tuesday 11.6
Which of the following best explains why decomposers in soils and water are important to ecosystems?
(A) They remove heavy metals.
Explain your reasoning (how do you know?)
(B) They store carbon dioxide.
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(C) They recycle nutrients.
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(D) They neutralize acid deposition.
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(E) They produce more oxygen than
they consume.
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Wednesday 11.7
Which of the following ecological concepts includes all of the others?
(A) Community
(B) Ecosystem
Choose 2 incorrect answers and explain why they are wrong:
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(C) Genus
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(D) Population
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(E) Species
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Thursday 11.8
Which of the following is the correct order of soil particles in order of increasing size?
(A) Clay —sand—silt
Explain how to use particle size to determine the type of soil.
(B) Clay—silt—sand
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(C) Sand—clay—silt
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(D) Sand—silt—clay
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(E) Silt—clay—sand
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Friday 11.9
Which of the lettered choices in the soil profile above represents the region with the greatest
concentration of organic material?
(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
Choose 2 other layers and describe their characteristics.
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(D) D
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(E) E
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