Cycles in Nature - Jeopardy review game

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Cycles in Nature - Jeopardy review game

  1. 1. Water Cycle
  2. 2. Carbon Cycle
  3. 3. Nitrogen Cycle
  4. 4. Primary Succession
  5. 5. Secondary Succession
  6. 6. Grab Bag
  7. 7. Water Cycle Carbon Cycle Nitrogen Cycle Primary Succession Secondary Succession Grab Bag $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $ 100 $200 $300 $400 $500
  8. 8. Water changes from a liquid to a vapor during ___
  9. 9. Evaporation
  10. 10. Water moves from the atmosphere to the land and oceans as __ which can be in the form of rain, snow, sleet, and hail.
  11. 11. Precipitation
  12. 12. About 91% of the Earth's ___ falls on the ocean.
  13. 13. Precipitation
  14. 14. Most of the precipitation that falls to the Earth's surface a) falls into the oceans b) remains in ponds and lakes c) seeps into underground d) evaporates into atmosphere
  15. 15. a) Falls directly into the oceans
  16. 16. Water cycles back to the atmosphere through a) runoff b) precipitation c) evaporation d) condensation
  17. 17. c) Evaporation
  18. 18. The return of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere is an important step in which cycle?
  19. 19. Carbon
  20. 20. The breakdown of dead materials into carbon dioxide and water is called__
  21. 21. Decomposition
  22. 22. Which of the following processes produces carbon dioxide? a) decomposition b) respiration c) combustion d) all of the above
  23. 23. d) All of the above - decomposition - respiration - combustion
  24. 24. Carbon from the nonliving environment becomes a part of living organisms through a) photosynthesis b) respiration c) transpiration d) absorption
  25. 25. a) photosynthesis
  26. 26. The process of burning fuel, such as oil and coal is called ___
  27. 27. Combustion
  28. 28. During nitrogen fixation, nitrogen gas is converted into a form that _ can use.
  29. 29. Plants
  30. 30. Most animals get the nitrogen they need by __ a) breathing b) eating other organisms c) fixing nitrogen d) drinking water
  31. 31. b) Eating other organisms
  32. 32. Organisms need nitrogen to ___ a) breathe. b) break down carbon molecules. c) build proteins and DNA d) build sugars
  33. 33. c) build proteins and DNA
  34. 34. This gas makes up 78% of our atmosphere but can only be used by plants when fixed by bacteria or lightning
  35. 35. Nitrogen
  36. 36. ___ can change nitrogen gas into forms that can be used by plants.
  37. 37. Bacteria in the soil
  38. 38. Lichens are also known as ____ species because they are the first to live on the rock
  39. 39. Pioneer
  40. 40. The first step in primary succession is ___
  41. 41. The exposure of bare rock from a melting glacier
  42. 42. Lichens use ___ to break down rocks into soil.
  43. 43. Acids
  44. 44. ___ eventually replace the lichens when the soil becomes deeper.
  45. 45. Mosses
  46. 46. A forest may begin to develop after how long?
  47. 47. Hundreds or thousands of years
  48. 48. The first plant to grow is the ____
  49. 49. Crabgrass
  50. 50. Secondary succession is usually completed in less time than primary succession because ___ is already present.
  51. 51. Soil
  52. 52. One of the most common weeds to grow the second year is ___
  53. 53. Horseweed
  54. 54. Small pine trees may start to grow after how many years?
  55. 55. 5 to 15 years
  56. 56. Daily Double!!
  57. 57. As older pine trees begin to die, they may be replaced by ____
  58. 58. Hardwoods
  59. 59. Anything that occupies space and has mass is called __
  60. 60. Matter
  61. 61. True/False Succession takes place in all communities, not just those affected by disturbances such as forest fires.
  62. 62. True
  63. 63. What are the four major steps of the water cycle?
  64. 64. - Transpiration - Evaporation - Condensation - Precipitation
  65. 65. Describe what happens to matter in each cycle.
  66. 66. Matter continues to cycle from the environment into living things
  67. 67. Name two things humans are doing to affect the earth's climate.
  68. 68. -Deforestation -Buring Fossil Fuels
  69. 69. Double Jeopardy!!
  70. 70. Water Cycle
  71. 71. Carbon Cycle
  72. 72. Nitrogen Cycle
  73. 73. Primary Succession
  74. 74. Secondary Succession
  75. 75. Grab Bag
  76. 76. Water Cycle Carbon Cycle Nitrogen Cycle Primary Succession Secondary Succession Grab Bag $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500
  77. 77. Water that seeps into the ground, where it is stored in undergroud caverns or in porous rock, is called __
  78. 78. Ground Water
  79. 79. When water vapor cools during the process of condensation, it forms a liquid that can fall to the Earth as __
  80. 80. Precipitation
  81. 81. Your body is made of about __% water
  82. 82. 70%
  83. 83. Where is ground water stored under the ground?
  84. 84. In underground caverns or porous rock
  85. 85. Drinking after running on a hot day replaces water lost through a) condensation b) respiration c) transpiration d) combustion
  86. 86. c) transpiration
  87. 87. Carbon dioxide is being released into the atmosphere in increasing amounts which is causing __ a) temp. of land to rise b) temp. of ocean to rise c) global warming d) all of the above
  88. 88. d) all of the above - temp. of land to rise - temp. of ocean to rise - global warming
  89. 89. Which organisms return the highest % of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere?
  90. 90. Decomposers
  91. 91. Carbon stored in the bodies of dead plants and animals is released into the atmosphere by burning __ a) coal b) oil c) natural gas d) all of the above
  92. 92. d) all of the above - coal - oil - natural gas
  93. 93. ___ is the process by which carbon cycles from the environment into living things.
  94. 94. Photosynthesis
  95. 95. During __, sugar molecules are broken down to release energy. Carbon dioxide and water are released as byproducts.
  96. 96. Respiration
  97. 97. In the nitrogen cycle, nitrogen moves back and forth between __ and living things.
  98. 98. The Atmosphere
  99. 99. True/False Without bacteria, nitrogen could not enter living things or be returned to the atmosphere.
  100. 100. True
  101. 101. When nitrogen is added to the air it can … A. cause the ozone layer to become thin. B. create acid rain. C. cause smog to develop. D. contribute to global warming. E. all of the above.
  102. 102. E. all of the above. - cause the ozone layer to become thin. - create acid rain. - cause smog to develop. - contribute to global warming.
  103. 103. Humans affect the Nitrogen Cycle in which of the following ways? A. Discharging sewage B. Mining C. Adding fertilizers to the soil D. All of the above
  104. 104. D. All of the above - Discharging sewage - Mining - Adding fertilizers to the soil
  105. 105. Bacteria are essential to ____ a) combustion b) photosynthesis c) nitrogen fixation d) evaporation
  106. 106. c) Nitrogen Fixation
  107. 107. True/False Primary succession begins with soil.
  108. 108. There is no soil in the area, usually just bare rock.
  109. 109. Through primary succession, ___ are slowly turned into soil.
  110. 110. Rocks
  111. 111. In primary succession, the moss community is usually replaced by __
  112. 112. Ferns
  113. 113. In primary succession, ferns are usually replaced by grasses and ___
  114. 114. wild-flowers
  115. 115. Describe how pioneer species prepare an area for other living things.
  116. 116. Chemicals released by the prioneer species break rock into smaller pieces, and their decaying matter enriches the soil.
  117. 117. True/False Secondary succession may begin from a natural disaster.
  118. 118. True
  119. 119. Seeds from weedy plants that grow in the second year may get to the field by __
  120. 120. Being blown by the wind, or insects have carried them
  121. 121. Two examples of "hardwoods"that may replace pine trees are ___
  122. 122. Maple Ash Elm Oak
  123. 123. In secondary succession, it may only take ___ years for a forest to form.
  124. 124. about 100 years
  125. 125. Daily Double!!
  126. 126. Secondary succession can take place in farmer's fields which have been __
  127. 127. Abandoned
  128. 128. Plants are important to humans in the carbon cycle because they breathe out __
  129. 129. Oxygen
  130. 130. Many species are present in the earlier or later stages of succession?
  131. 131. Later
  132. 132. Does soil formation stop when trees begin to grow? Explain.
  133. 133. No. Leaves, tree branches, and dead organisms contribute to the soil when they decompose.
  134. 134. True/False Succession doesn't follow predictable stages
  135. 135. False - It does!
  136. 136. Describe the main difference between primary and secondary succession.
  137. 137. Primary - newly exposed surface, no soil Secondary - existing community is destroyed, soil is present
  138. 138. Final Jeopardy
  139. 139. Explain how living things would be affected if the water on our planet suddenly stopped evaporating.
  140. 140. The Earth would soon be covered with water. The water cycle would be interrupted. It would no longer rain. Land organisms would probably go extinct.

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