Month: April 2016

First Five May 2

 What happens to the energy that enters a system?  What happens to the matter that enters a system?  Use the diagram to the right to support your answer. What cycle of nutrients would be directly affected if the amount of sunlight decreased? Explain

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First Five April 28/29

Parasitism is often related to predator-prey interactions. Explain why it is similar. How is commensalism different from mutualism?   

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First Five April 26/27

 In a food chain consisting of a grass  –> mouse–> rattlesnake; how much energy would be available to the snake if we started with 1000 Calories of grass? How much would be available if you developed a “hankerin” for barbecued

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First Five April 25

After answering the first question above what happens to the food eaten by an individual consumer?

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APES QOD April 19

Which of the following would be a source of methane? A) a forest fire B) a fallow agricultural field C) a residential lawn D) a rice paddy E) a malfunctioning soda dispenser

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First Five April 19/20

 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.  You may have to add a producer (autotroph) or heterotroph

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First Five April 18

In a predator-prey relationship, would there be a large number of predators or prey species? Explain your answer. What type of density-dependent factors would be present when a population grows unchecked?

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APES QOD April 14

All of the following are likely consequences of indoor air pollution EXCEPT an increase in A. the development and exacerbation of asthma B. the risk of developing lung cancer C. the risk of developing skin cancer D. flulike symptoms, chronic

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First Five April 14/15

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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APES QOD April 12

The most harmful forms of suspended particulate matter (SPM) are typically A) fine particles (PM-10) and ultra fine particles (PM-2.5) B) coarse particles (PM-15) and fine particles (PM-10) C) aerosols and diesel exhaust D) sea salt nuclei E) wild fire particles

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