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What is the liquid portion of the Earth called?
Hydrosphere
What is a lithosphere?
Solid portion of Earth that includes crust and upper mantle
What is the definition of a species?
A kind of organism that is different from all other organisms.
Are gray squirrels an example of a population?
yes-gray squirrels are an example of a population.
What is the definition of an individual?
One single organism.
Name the two parts of the Earth that make up the lithosphere.
crust and upper mantle
What is an instar?
stage a milkweed bug goes through as it matures
What does atmosphere mean?
The gases that surround Earth
What is a nymph?
immature milkweed bug
What is the definition of biosphere?
The lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere working together with all of its abiotic and biotic factors.
What is another word for biosphere?
ecosphere
What is the definition of community?
All the interacting populations of living organisms in a specific area.
Is a field an example of a community?
Yes
Is the ocean an example of a community?
No
What is the definition of ecosystem?
system of living and nonliving factors in a specific area
Is an ocean an example of a community or an ecosystem
ecosystem
Is a shoreline an example of a community or ecosystem?
community
Is a bird an example of a species?
No
Is a flamingo an example of a population or a species?
species
Are great white sharks an example of a population or community?
population
Is chimpanzees, baboons, and, bannana trees an example of community or ecosystem?
community
What is the difference between an ecosystem and a community?
Ecosystem includes the abiotic factors and community just includes living organisms.
What is the definition of a population?
All the members of a population of a certain species living together in a specific area.
Does a population have more than one species?
no
Is a rain forest an example of a community or an ecosystem?
ecosystem because it includes the air, soil, rocks, temperature, rain, wind...and other abiotic factors as well as biotic factors.