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Grade 5 Communities, Populations, and Ecosystems
Which of the following descriptions about the organization of an ecosystem is correct?
  1. Communities make up species, which make up populations.
  2. Populations make up species, which make up communities.
  3. Species make up communities, which make up populations.
  4. Species make up populations, which make up communities.
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
If a squirrel was added to this diagram, it would be on the same tropic level as the                .
Food Web
  1. bird
  2. snake
  3. mouse
  4. mushroom
Grade 5 Biotic and Abiotic
An abiotic factor in our environment:
  1. cat
  2. dog
  3. sidewalk
Grade 5 Biotic and Abiotic
Humans are biotic factors in our environment.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
Imagine that pollution caused all of the plants in an aquatic food chain to die. Would this affect the population of the largest fish?
  1. Yes, because the largest fish need to eat plants to supplement their diet.
  2. Yes, because all the food energy in the chain comes through the plants.
  3. No, because the largest fish are big enough to survive a change in the ecosystem.
  4. No, because only the smallest fish depend on the plants for survival.
Grade 5 Biotic and Abiotic
Which of the following is not needed for an ecosystem to support life?
  1. water
  2. mercury
  3. nutrients
  4. space
Grade 5 Biomes
Which is an effect of a limited amount of sunlight reaching the ground of a tropical rain forest?
  1. Few animals can live on the ground of a tropical rain forest.
  2. Few plants can grow in the canopy area of a tropical rain forest.
  3. Few animals can live in the canopy area of a tropical rain forest.
  4. Few plants can grow on the ground of a tropical rain forest.
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
What is the name of a animal that only eats meat?
  1. carnivore
  2. human
  3. omnivore
  4. herbivore
Grade 5 Biomes
This biome is known for snow and evergreen (coniferous) trees. It is the largest biome. The colors of plants and animals tend to be dark. The tree's leaves are needle-like and never stop doing photosynthesis. Animals and adaptations are relatively the same to the Tundra.
  1. Grassland
  2. Tropical Rain Forest
  3. Deciduous Forest
  4. Taiga
Grade 5 Succession
A gradual change in an ecosystem, sometimes occurring over hundreds of years is a             succession             .
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
A food chain begins when
  1. an animal eats another animal.
  2. an animal eats a green plant.
  3. a plant eats an insect.
  4. an animal eats the remains of a dead tree.
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
A carnivore is an animal that only eats meat.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Communities, Populations, and Ecosystems
The science concerned with the relationships among living things and their environment is called              ecology              .
Grade 5 Communities, Populations, and Ecosystems
Which will most likely happen when someone comes and destroys an animal's ecosystem?
  1. the animal stays there
  2. the animal finds a new place to live
  3. the animal lives on water
  4. the animal gets revenge
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
               break down dead plants and animals.
  1. decomposers
  2. producers
  3. consumers
  4. prey
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
A                 consumer eats primary consumers.
  1. producer
  2. secondary
  3. decomposer
  4. tertiary
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
Food webs illustrate
  1. that energy passes from organism to organism.
  2. where animals live.
  3. the difference in spiders.
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
The exchange of energy that occurs in an ecosystem can be represented as a                .
  1. timeline
  2. energy map
  3. food web
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
A herbivore is an animal that only eats plants.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Communities, Populations, and Ecosystems
The movement of organisms in the environment is called                .
  1. Locomotion
  2. Circulation
  3. Digestion
  4. Agitation
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