Earth is a complex place made up of ____________________________________________.
____________________________ looks at living things and the ___________________________ they inhabit.
Smaller, self contained environments such as ______________________, _________________, and ______________________ are examples of ecosystems. They include their own set of plants and animals and local conditions like __________________________,
__________________________ and _______________________.
Ecosystems link up to form larger areas called __________________________.
Examples: ________________________, _________________________, and
__________________________ are a few of world’s largest.
Biomes rely on abiotic factors like ______________________, _______________________,
________________________ and _____________________________________. They help living organisms, the ______________________ parts, survive.
In just about every environment the __________________ provides the main source of energy. During _____________________________ plants covert solar energy in to
_______________________ energy or _________________. They use light from the sun to transform carbon dioxide and water into simple sugars called glucose.
The flow of energy and nutrients among all organisms is known as a __________________.
The most important idea in the study of ecology is that nothing can ___________________
If one part of a given ecosystem is changed, then the rest of the ecosystem gets
___________________________. A _________________________________ is created that often extends to other environments.
By studying ecology, scientists can figure out why __________________ and
________________ behave as they do and why their behavior _____________________.
Understanding ecology is vital for the survival of all _____________________, even
The way we use our natural world affects the earth’s ability to provide the
__________________________ we need.
Ecology tells us our _____________________ have ___________________________; not only for us, but for every other living organisms that shares the planet with us.