Abiotic and biotic factors

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Abiotic and biotic factors

  1. 1. Abiotic and Biotic Factors<br />8 Science<br />
  2. 2. What is the difference?<br />Abiotic and biotic factors are features of the environment <br />Biotic factors:<br />‘bio’ = living<br />Living or once-living organisms<br />Example: grass is a living thing and is part of the school environment, gives cows in the fields energy<br />
  3. 3. What is the difference?<br />Abiotic factors:<br />‘a’ = not<br />abiotic = non-living things<br />These factors help determine whether a species can survive in an area<br />Example: sunlight affects whether a plant can grow<br />
  4. 4. ABIOTIC or BIOTIC?<br />
  5. 5. HOMEWORK QUESTIONS: do not need to copy the question, just the answers in FULL SENTENCES<br />What is the difference between an abiotic and a biotic factor? Give at least 5 examples of each (that we have NOT already used today)<br />What is the difference between a population and a community? A community and an ecosystem?<br />Could oxygen in the atmosphere be considered an abiotic factor? Why or why not? What about carbon dioxide?<br />Each person lives in a population as part of a community. Describe your population and community.<br />

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