Topic/Theme: Biotic and Abiotic Factors
Transcript Topic/Theme: Biotic and Abiotic Factors
Biotic and Abiotic
May 18 – 22, 2015
Mrs. Marites de Luna
Week of May 18-22, 2015
This Thursday, May 21,2015 will be your last
long test about the ECOSYSTEM
Specific topics will include food chains, food
web, biotic and abiotic factors and biomes.
50 items, all multiple choice
Friday is digital literacy day for discovery ed!
IMPORTANT LINKS FOR THE WEEK
MAY 18-22, 2015
HOMEWORK : May 26, 2015
do abiotic factors affect organisms?
do different organisms survive in
3 biomes learned in class by
stating how various organisms live there.
QUICK QUESTIONS : MONDAY
FINAL TEST REVIEW
1. What is a frequency of a wave?
2. Which has a shortest wavelength in the EM
3. Which is the only EM spectrum that we can
4. Tell the layers of the Earth starting from the
outside to the inside.
5. What is the benefit of flowers?
Essential Standards : Monday
By the end of today, I can : 6.L.2.3
tell what abiotic factor is
2. give some examples of abiotic
3. work in learning centers dealing
with biotic and abiotic factors of the
VOCABULARY WORD : MONDAY
factors are all of the nonliving
parts of an ecosystem.
The abiotic factors of an
ecosystem, like air, water, and sunlight,
are influential factors of an ecosystem
that are not alive.
New Concept : Monday
The world contains a wide diversity of physical
conditions, which creates a wide variety of
environments: freshwater, marine, forest,
desert, grasslands, mountain, and others.
In any particular environment, the growth and
survival of organisms depend on the physical
Vocabulary Word : Tuesday
Biotic factors are all of the living parts of an
Sentence . The prefix bio- means life. Therefore ,
biotic means living. In an ecosystem, the biotic
factors are those factors that are alive, such as
plants and animals.
New Concept : Tuesday
Environmental factors that affect an organism's
ability to survive in its environment, such as
food availability, predators, and temperature,
are limiting factors.
A limiting factor is any biotic or abiotic factor
that restricts the existence, number,
reproduction, or distribution of organisms.
Vocabulary Word : Wednesday
Biome is a major ecological community such as
grassland, tropical rain forest, or desert
Sentence. The area you live in is a biome. Large
areas such as desert, Arctic and rain forest, are
New Concept : Wednesday
At high elevations, temperatures are too low, winds too strong and
the soil too thin to support the growth of large trees. Vegetation is
limited to small, shallow-rooted plants, mosses, ferns and lichen.
Factors that limit one population in a community may also have an
indirect effect on another population.
Lack of water could limit the growth of grass in grassland, reducing
the number of seeds produced. The population of rabbits
dependent on those seed for food will also be reduced and the
hawks depending on the rabbits will be reduced too as a result of a
decrease in their food supply.
New Concept : Thursday
Another factor for survive is the ability of an organism
to withstand fluctuations in biotic and abiotic
The limits of an organism's tolerance are reached when
the organism receives too much or too little of some
environmental factor. Organisms become fewer as
conditions move toward either extreme of the range of
tolerance (too much or too little).