Category: First Fives

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First Five May 1

Parasitism is a type of predator-prey interaction. Explain why it is similar. Explain how commensalism is different from mutualism.   

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First Five April 20/21

What happens to the food eaten by an individual consumer?

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First Five April 27/28

    Arctic Ecosystem 1.  Identify and list the producers, herbivores, carnivores from this diagram? 2. Where do you think all the energy used by Polar Bear originally came from?

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First Five April 6/7

 List the food items you have eaten today (or last night if you skipped breakfast). Create a food web showing the flow of energy within the food items you listed including yourself.  You may have to add a producer (autotroph)

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First Five April 4/5

The number of individuals that a particular place can support indefinitely is called the______? When members of a population move out of a given area, it is called _____? What type of population growth would be associated with a population

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First Five April 3

A population of wombats at El Diamante grows steadily after a pair was introduced as a prank by graduating seniors. Over the next ten years it levels off at thirty wombats where it remains for five years.  After five years

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First Five March 30/31

Why are allele frequencies measured in populations for evolution? (remember Hardy-Weinberg?) In ecology, communities are made up of many populations.  How would one population possibly impact another population?

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First Five March 28/29

Based on the Rabbits and Wolves simulation activity describe why population density (individuals per area) is more important than population size (total number of individuals) when describing the effects of exponential growth on a population.

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First Five March 27

What natural factors control the numbers in a population? Why is the human population a concern to many people and our planet?

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First Five March 23/24

How many people live in the City of Visalia? Explain how we could we use this information to make projections for the future? What is a population? What challenges do rapidly growing populations like Visalia present?

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