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6th Grade
Science
Chapter 13
The
Nonliving
Environment
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Chimney Rock, North Carolina
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2. ______ can make their own food.
Answer:
producers
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4. The nonliving, physical features of the
environment are called ______ factors.
Answer:
abiotic
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5. ______ is the Location on Earth relative to
the equator that helps determine the
amount of sunlight an area receives.
Answer:
latitude
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6. _______ it the average weather over time.
Answer:
climate
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3. The term ______ means living or once
living.
Answer:
biotic
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9. The major ingredient of the fluid inside cells of
living organisms is ______ .
Answer:
water
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10. _____ is composed of biotic and abiotic
factors.
Answer:
soil
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12. _____ is the energy source for most life on
Earth.
Answer:
sunlight
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13. As ______ gets higher, trees get shorter
and the atmosphere gets thinner.
Answer:
Elevation (altitude)
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14. The process of water changing from a gas to a
liquid is ______.
Answer:
condensation
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19. Nitrogen fixation is performed by ______.
Answer:
bacteria
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15. The process of water changing from a liquid to a
gas is ______.
Answer:
evaporation
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16. The process of plants adding water to the
atmosphere is called ______.
Answer:
transpiration
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11. _____ is composed of 78% nitrogen.
Answer:
air
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1. ______ depend on plants and animals for their
food.
Answer:
consumers
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17. Water, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground
from the sky is called ______.
Answer:
precipitation
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21. The production of food from chemicals is
called ______.
Answer:
chemosynthesis
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32. The ______ make up the second and higher
steps in the food chain.
Answer:
consumers
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23. Photosynthesis is part of the continuous
movement of the _____ cycle.
Answer:
Carbon cycle
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24. _____ The transfer of nitrogen from the
air to the soil to organism and back to soil
or air.
Answer:
Nitrogen cycle
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25. The process that changes nitrogen gas
into a compound that plants can use is
called ______.
Answer:
Nitrogen fixation
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31. A food chain begins with ______.
Answer:
producers
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27. _____ is the element that helps plants
grow.
Answer:
nitrogen
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30. A diagram that shows the comparative amount of
energy at each feeding level is called a(n) ___.
Answer:
Energy pyramid
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22. The continuous movement of water from
earth’s surface to the air, and back to
Earth’s surface is called the _____.
Answer:
Water cycle
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28. ______ is removed from the air during
photosynthesis.
Answer:
Carbon dioxide
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29. A diagram that shows all the possible
feeding, or energy transfer, relationships in
a community is called a(n) ______.
Answer:
Food web
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33. ______ energy is used in photosynthesis.
Answer:
Light
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34. ______ and ______ are the two most
important components of climate
Answer:
Precipitation and Temperature
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33. ______ is when the presences of mountains
can affect rainfall patterns.
Answer:
The Rain Shadow Effect
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