Name__________________________________________________Date________________Period_____ Observing Biotic and Abiotic Factors 1. In groups of 4 to 6, students will observe a picture from a biome: tropical rainforest, savannah, taiga/coniferous forest, desert, deciduous forest, tundra, and ocean. 2. On a separate sheet of paper, list everything that can be found in each eocsystems. 3. Define biotic and abiotic (in the box). Biotic Abiotic Definition: Definition: Deciduous Forest: Desert: Savannah: Taiga/Coniferous Forest: Tropical Rain Forest: Tundra: Ocean: 4. Why are the abiotic factors important to all ecosystems? Analyze and Conclude 1. What would happen if one item was removed from the ecosystem? 2. How would removing this item affect other organisms within the ecosystem? 3. How would man made phenomena affect the environment such as pesticides, oil spill or development? 4. What impact would natural phenomena have on the environment such as: drought, floods, or fires?