Third Term Essential Questions
01/24 ~ How do Archaebacteria & Eubacteria differ? Archaebacteria can live in extreme conditions including -+
environments without oxygen. They are anaerobic where as eubacteria are aerobic organisms that require oxygen.
01/25 ~ How are bacteria classified? Bacteria into two kingdoms – Archaebacteria and Eubacteria.
01/26 ~ How do protists differ from bacteria? Protists are more complex than bacteria. They are actually all eukaryotic and bacteria are all prokaryotic. Some protists can be seen without the use of a microscope but all bacteria are microscopic.
01/27 ~ How do protists differ from other eukaryotic organisms? Protists are simple eukaryotic organisms and are mostly unicellular with only a few multi-cellular representatives.
01/30 ~ How do protists obtain their nutrition? Protists obtain their nutrition via photosynthesis or the consumption or decomposition of other organisms.
01/31 ~ How do fungi obtain their nutrition? Fungi obtain their nutrition by consumption through decomposing organic mater.
02/01 ~ How are fungi different than plants? Fungi are different from plants in that they do not photosynthesize; in other words, they are entirely heterotrophic.
02/02 ~ How do plants reproduce? Plants reproduce asexually & sexually. Asexually plants can reproduce via modified roots & stems (i.e. stolons, shoots, & rhizomes) and plantlets from leaves.
02/03 ~ How are you dependent upon the kingdom Plantae? I am dependent upon plants because plants make …..
02/07 ~ How are animals different than the other 5 kingdoms? Animals are different from the other 5 kingdoms in the following ways:
02/08 ~ How is the animal kingdom organized? The animal kingdom is organized into …
02/09 ~ What makes you an animal? I am an animal because I demonstrate the following characteristics:
02/13 ~ What is ecology? Ecology is the study of the relationship between living organisms (biotic factors) and their environment (abiotic factors).
02/14 ~ How are the biotic and abiotic factors in an environment connected? The biotic factors are connected to the abiotic factors in an environment because the biotic factors (i.e. fish) are dependent on the abiotic factors (i.e. water, rocks, & temperature).
02/15 ~ Why are simple food chains rarely found in nature? Simple food chains are rarely found in nature because it is rare that an organism eats (or is eaten by) only one thing.
02/21 ~ Why does the amount of energy in an ecosystem gets smaller as it moves through the consumers? The amount of energy in an ecosystem gets smaller as it moves through the consumers because each consumer (at each level) has to use some of the energy to carry out daily activities (i.e. consumption, cellular respiration, & walking).
02/22 ~ How were other animals in the US affected by the disappearance of Gray Wolves? When the Gray Wolves were almost entirely exterminated during the settling of the United States, the other animals from the forest ecosystems were affected. The following are some examples:
02/24 ~ How does energy flow through a food web? (Start your explanation with the sun and end it with a decomposer.) All energy on our planet begins with the sun. This energy is transferred to earth’s organisms and into food webs via…
02/27 ~ Why do animal populations usually stay in check and not overrun an ecosystem?
02/28 ~ What would happen if an herbivore was removed from an ecosystem? (You can use a specific example if you need to.)
02/29 ~ Why is competition a good thing?
03/01 ~ How do predator and prey adaption differ?
03/02 ~ How do the two types of competition differ?
03/05 ~ What is a biome?
03/06 ~ How does temperature affect the animals and plants that live in a biome?
03/07 ~ How does the word deciduous describe temperate deciduous forests?
03/08 ~ Why are many desert animals only active at night?
03/09 ~ Why is plankton important to marine ecosystems?