ASLS Chapter 6 Science Test

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ASLS Chapter 6 Science Test
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  1. The slow changing of a liquid into a gas.
    Evaporation
  2. The changing of a gas into a liquid
    condensation
  3. Any form of water particles that falls from the atmosphere and reaches the ground.
    precipitation
  4. The continuous movement of water between earth's surface and the air changing from liquid to gas to liquid.
    Water Cycle
  5. The continuous exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen among living things.
    Carbon Cycle
  6. The continuous trapping of nitrogen gas into compounds in the soil and it's return to the air.
    Nitrogen Cycle
  7. One of Earth's large ecosystems with it's own kind climate, soil, plants and animals.
    Biome
  8. A biome where grasses not trees are the main plant life.  Prairies are one kind of grass region.
    Grassland
  9. The cool forest biome of conifers in the upper northern hemisphere.
    Taiga
  10. Large, treeless plain in the arctic regions where the ground is frozen all year.
    Tundra
  11. A sandy or rocky biome with little precipitation and little plant life.
    Desert
  12. A forest biome with many kinds of trees that lose their leaves each autumn.
    Deciduous Forest
  13. A hot biome near the equator with much rain fall and wide variety of life.
    Tropical rain forest
  14. The gradual replacement of one community by another.
    ecological succession
  15. The first species living in an otherwise lifeless area.
    Pioneer species
  16. The first community thriving in a once lifeless area.
    Pioneer Community
  17. The final stage of succession in an area unless a major changes happens.
    Climax Community
  18. the way nitrogen moves between the air, soil, plant, and animals is called the
    nitrogen cycle
  19. the continuous movement of water between Earths surface and the air, changing from liquid to gas is the
    water cycle
  20. like water, carbon is recycled by nature, the process  is called            . It shows the continuous transfer of carbon between the atmosphere and living things.
    carbon cycle
  21. What biome has many kinds of trees that lose their leaves each autumn
    Deciduous Forest
  22. One of Earth's large ecosystems with it is climate, soil, plants and animals
    Biome
  23. A hot, humid biome near the equator, with much rainfall and a wide variety of life.
    Tropical Rain Forest
  24. A cold, treeless biome of the far north, marked by spongy topsoil
    Tundra
  25. An ecosystem with mostly lakes, streams, rivers and ponds.
    Freshwater ecosystems
  26. A sandy or rocky biome, with little precipitation and little plant life
    desert
  27. A cool, forest biome of conifers in the upper Northern Hemisphere.
    Taiga
  28. An ecosystem with tides, an upper region with many fish and whales and a dark bottom.
    Saltwater Ecosystems
  29. Few plants live on it's floor because little sunlight penetrates the thick canopy.
    Tropical Rain Forest
  30. Plants grow deep trots to find scarce water
    Desert
  31. Small plants have shallow roots and short growing seasons because of the permafrost.
    Tundra
  32. Rainfall is irregular and much of this biome has been turned into farmland.
    Grassland
  33. Mostly conifer trees in a cool climate
    Taiga
  34. Leaves turn color and fall during autumn.. what biome is this?
    Deciduous forest
  35. This biome has boiling vents on the dark floor
    salt water ecosystem
  36. A biome where frogs, turtles and brook trout live.
    freshwater ecosystem
  37. What biome is found mostly near the equator?
    Tropical Rain Forest
  38. What biome stretches across northern Africa?
    Desert
  39. What biome is found just below the North Pole?
    Taiga
  40. What are the three main biomes found in the United States?
    Desert, Deciduous Forest and Grassland
  41. What has a way of changing an ecosystem or producing a new one.
    Nature
  42. In Cambodia, abandoned cities have turned back into what??
    Jungles
  43. Over many years, an abandoned farm can turn int a _______?
    Forest
  44. The gradual replacement of one community by another is__________?
    Ecological Succession
  45. Ecological succession in a place where a community already exists is called a ____________?
    Secondary succession
  46. Where communities have been wiped out, ___________ can begin?
    Primary Succession
  47. A year after Mount Saint Helen's erupted, you could find the rose-purple _________ of fireweed in the rubble.
    flowers
  48. The first species to be living in an otherwise lifeless area is a_______?
    Pioneer species
  49. A new community is called a _______
    Pioneer Community
  50. What happens to Pioneer Communities?  Over many years, ____________, __________ and __________ can break down rock into soil.
    Bacteria, fungi and Algae
  51. The final stage of succession is the _________?
    Climax community
  52. After a major event, the process of __________ begin all over again.
    Ecological succession.

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