This unit test / final assessment for a unit on ecosystems is an editable test bank of questions that will allow you to make the perfect unit test for your life science or biology students in grades 8 - 12.
There are 94 questions of varying formats on the test: Fill in the blank, multiple choice, and matching. Answer key is included.
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This unit test was written to test the material covered in my Ecosystems PowerPoint and Notes Set.
The document contains 94 questions. There are 60 fill in the blank questions, 14 multiple choice questions, and 14 matching questions. Complete and detailed answer key is provided.
This test is appropriate for biology or life science students in grades 8 - 12.
Topics covered by this unit test are:
• Energy Flow Through the Ecosystem: Sunlight as a source of energy, importance of photosynthesis, conversion of energy into glucose and other organic compounds.
• Autotrophs, producers, examples of autotrophs, chemoautotrophs and chemosynthesis.
• Heterotrophs, consumers, examples of heterotrophs, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, detritivores, decomposers, the essential nature of decomposition.
• Feeding Relationships: One way flow of energy through the ecosystem, food chains, examples of food chains, food webs, trophic levels, primary producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers, tertiary consumers.
• Productivity of the Ecosystem: Two ways to measure productivity, gross primary productivity, the role of glucose in productivity, biomass, net primary productivity, factors that determine productivity in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
• Energy transfer between trophic levels, ecological pyramids, percentage of energy that moves up to the next trophic level, reasons why the transfer of energy is so low.
• Given a hypothetical food chain, the student will identify the autotroph, the primary consumer, secondary consumer, and tertiary consumer as well as calculate the amount of energy passed to each trophic level.
• Ecosystem recycling: the recycling of matter, the essential need to recycle carbon, nitrogen, water, and phosphorus, biogeochemical cycles.
• Water Cycle: Location of water, evaporation, precipitation, transpiration, condensation, steps to water cycle, students will complete a diagram of the water cycle.
• The Carbon Cycle: The importance of carbon to organic compounds, the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the carbon cycle, the role of erosion and volcanic activity in the carbon cycle, decomposition, burning of fossil fuels, steps to the carbon cycle, the student will label a diagram of the carbon cycle, the human impact on the carbon cycle.
• The Nitrogen Cycle: The importance of nitrogen in building proteins and nucleic acids, nitrogen fixation, ammonification, nitrification, denitrification, assimilation, the role of various bacteria in the nitrogen cycle, students will label a diagram of the nitrogen cycle.
• The Phosphorus Cycle: The importance of phosphorus to ATP and nucleotides, the movement of phosphorus through the ecosystem.
• Limiting nutrients
Related Products Include:
Ecosystems and the Biosphere: Energy Flow and the Recycling of Matter PowerPoint with Notes for Teacher and Student
Food Chains and Food Webs Activity
Lab Activity: Exploring an Ecosystem
Ecosystems Task Cards
Ecosystems Homework Bundle of 5 Assignments
Ecosystems - Energy Flow and the Recycling of Matter Quiz Bundle
Ecosystems Crossword Puzzle
Energy Flow and the Recycling of Matter Review Questions and Answers
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