Life Science Prompts

(under construction 1.12.15)

#1 Create the chart below into your notebook. Watch the video and fill in the missing information:

Abiotic and Biotic Interactions
Biotic Abiotic Result
Plants Sun
Turtle Buried to keep cool
water stays hydrated
temperature body temp matches surroundings
fox blends in to surroundings
bacteria soil


#2 – As you watch the video below, answer the following questions in complete sentences:

  1. How many people are added to the planet each second?
  2. Name an example of a population.
  3. What is a community?
  4. Give an example of how abiotic factors affect biotic factors.

#3 – Write the following chart into your notebook and complete the boxes as you watch the video. For each interaction, record in the box if a species benefits (+), is harmed (-), or is unaffected (0) by their relationship.

Symbiosis Organism 1 Organism 2




Remora Fish






#4 – Using the diagram posted below, write and answer the following questions into your notebook:


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  1. Which level is the largest in size? What are those organisms called?
  2. What are frogs classified as?
  3. What are ants classified as?
  4. What happens to the number of organisms as you move up the pyramid?


#5 – Write the following questions into your notebook. Watch the video below to answer the questions in complete sentences.

  1. Before the Industrial Revolution, there wasn’t a lot of pollution covering the trees. What type of moth was successful in hiding from predators?
  2. Why was it easy to find the other types of moths?
  3. After the Industrial Revolution, what happened to the trees?
  4. What type of moth became successful, and why?
  5. Define what adaptation means.

#6 – Watch the first 3 minutes of the video below (you can watch all if you like). Using complete sentences, describe 4 different ways that elephants help the ecosystem that they live in.

#7 – Write the following questions into your prompt notebook and answer in complete sentences. Use the graph below to answer the questions:


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  1. Which Biome has the most precipitation?
  2. Which Biome has the least precipitation?
  3. Name 3 Biomes that have an average temperature in the 0 degree Celsius range.
  4. Which Biome has the largest average temperature range? From what to what?
  5. List the 3 Biomes that have an average temperate range mostly between 20 to 30 degrees Celsius.

#8 – Describe 3-4 adaptations that Burrowing Owls have that help them to live in their environment.

#9 – Use the model below (showing the relationship of precipitation and temperature for each biome) to answer the following questions. Copy down the questions and answer in complete sentences:

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  1. Name 3 treeless biomes. What is the main reason why they are treeless?
  2. Describe 2-3 ways in which deserts and tundra very similar.
  3. Which biome is dominated by coniferous trees?
  4. What differentiates a grassland from a temperate forest? What is the primary factor that can change a grassland into a temperate forest?

#10 – Using the graph below, list 4 facts, observations, or inferences in complete sentences. For example: “In July, the average temperature in a deciduous forest (like NJ) is actually hotter than in a rain forest.”


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