Life science review

Draw and label the
water cycle.
Run Off
What happens during
condensation? Does Earth
only experience
condensation in the clouds?
Why or Why not.
happens when
water vapor
turns into water
doesn't only
happen in the
clouds. I know
that because we
always see
condensation on
our drinks.
Draw and label a diagram of
the carbon dioxide / oxygen
cycle. Write what would
happen if we had too many
of a type of organism.
Describe the differences
between inherited traits vs.
learned behaviors.
Give 5+ examples of each.
Learned Traits: traits
that don’t come naturally
and have to be learned.
Examples: a horse
jumping poles, a human
reading, how to make a
PowerPoint, how to hunt,
and how to write.
Inherited Traits: traits
that you are born
with (instinct)
Examples: birds
migrate, brown eyes,
hair color, sea turtles
go to the same place
they were born to give
birth, right or left
handed, and glasses or
no glasses.
Producer: something that
makes it’s own nutrients
Examples: Trees,
Flowers,Bushes, and Moss
Define the following & give
at least two examples of
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Consumers: something
that eats an oyher
organism to get it’s
Example: Fox, Coyote ,
Squirrel, and cow
Decomposers: a animal
that breaks down dead
things for nutrients.
Examples: Fungi, and
Herbivores: an animal
that eats plants for
Examples: Rabbits,
Horses, and Ducks.
Omnivores: an animal that eats both plants and meat for
Examples: Bear, Skunk, and Possum
Carnivores an animal that eats meat for it’s nutrients.
Examples: Shark, Lion, and Wolves.
Scavengers: a carnivore that eats the scraps of a other
carnivores meal for nutrients.
Examples :Hyena, Vulture, and Tasmanian Devil
Niche a part that an organism has in it’s environment.
Example: Decomposer, producer, and carnivore.
How are the teeth different
of a herbivore vs. a
Carnivore? Can they decide
one day to change their
diet? Why?
teeth: flat, had
and not sharp.
teeth: sharp
teeth to rip
into food.
Animals could
not just
change their
diet because
their teeth
aren’t made
for that type
of food.
Put the following food chains in
the right order & identify the
following organisms as
producer, consumer, predator,
prey, or scavenger.
#1: Seal, seaweed, polar bear,
#2: Hawk, sun, rabbit, grass,
#1: Sun, Seaweed, Seal,
Polar Bear
Seaweed: Producer
Seal: Consumer, Prey
Polar Bear: Consumer,
#2: Sun, Grass, Rabbit,
Hawk, Vulture
Grass: Producer
Rabbit: Consumer, Prey
Hawk: Consumer, Predator
Vulture: Scavenger
List 4 different possibilities
that would happen if on of
the organisms in the food
chains ( #7 ) died out.
1. If seaweed died out then
the seals would die out.
2. If seals died out then
Polar bears would die
3. If hawks died out then
the rabbits would over
4. If the Vulture died out
then there would be a lot
of dead things lying
Define and list the
simularities and differences
between complete
metamorphisis and
incomplete metamorphisis **
Be sure to draw an example
of an animals metamorphisis
for each stage.
See paper
Describe the
function/purpose of each
plant part: seed, flower,
leaf, stem, root.
Seed: the way plants reproduce
Flower: creates seeds to reproduce
Stem: keeps the plant upright
amnd water goes up and down it
Root: holds the plant in place,
holds nutrients, for food.
Leaves: Make the food for the
Do all the plants need the
same amount of sunlight,
water, and nutrients in the
soil? Explain with
No, because the
cactus doesn't need
as much water as a
brad fruit pear
because it has
adapted to the
conditions to its
dry desert home.
List the 3 ways seeds mainly
travel. Include pros and
cons for seeds being able to
Seeds travel by;
1. Wind
2. Water
3. Animals
The pro of seeds being able to
travel is that the plant can
spread seeds.
The con is that the seeds could
be hurt along the way.
List 4+ possibilities of how a
plant population would
Plants in a ecosystem could decrease
1. Humans and animals ate all their
2. People cut them down for buildings
3. There were no pollinators to help
flowers reproduce
4. People and animals ate to many of
that type of plant
Choose an animal that lives
in a desert and describe 3
I choose a Thorny Devil
1. Has a special pattern with it’s scales
that make water flow to it’s mouth.
2. Tail looks like head.
3. Blends in.
Describe how a cactus
adapts and its niches in its
Cactus’ adaptations: Thorns and doesn't need a
lot of water.
Cactus’ niches (jobs): producer, Home for
animals, and food.
Describe a Deciduous Forest
biome in detail with
pictures. Include plants ,
animals, amount of
sunlight, spacing etc……..
= Blends in,
and lives in
a burrow
= Leaves
color and
then fall off
to minimize
water loss.
year long
Describe a tundra biome &
the organisms in it. Include
plant and animal
adaptations for survival.
The tundra biome is
like a cold desert.
Polar Bear: Lots of
fur, padded paws,
and can swim.
Grass: hug the