Chapter 3 Ecosystems For Fourth Graders

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Chapter 3 Ecosystems For Fourth Graders

Test for fourth-graders. This is what you need to get an A in a science test on ecosystems.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Habitat

    • B. 

      Niche

    • C. 

      System

  • 2. 
    Name 6 parts of the ecosystem that are non-living.
    • A. 

      Air, water, desert, habitat soil, landforms

    • B. 

      Landforms, soil, climate, sunlight, water, air

    • C. 

      Air, water, sunlight, climate, soil, ice

  • 3. 
    Name 5 kinds of LIVING environments in an ecosystem
    • A. 

      Desert, grassland, tundra, forest, soil

    • B. 

      Rain forest, forest, tundra, grassland, desert

    • C. 

      Habitat, niche, tundra, grassland, desert

  • 4. 
    What is the definition of habitat?
    • A. 

      The role or job an organism has

    • B. 

      Members of one species that live within an area of an ecosystem.

    • C. 

      The area or place where an organism lives

  • 5. 
    Wings would be useful for an animal in its niche if it eats nectar from plants - what is this called?
    • A. 

      Population

    • B. 

      Niche

    • C. 

      Adaptations

  • 6. 
    All the members of one species that live WITHIN AN AREA of an ecosystem is what?
    • A. 

      Population

    • B. 

      Ecosystem

    • C. 

      Food web

  • 7. 
    A system of OVERLAPPING FOOD CHAINS in which the flow of energy branches out into MANY DIRECTIONS is called what?
    • A. 

      Food web

    • B. 

      Sunlight

    • C. 

      Habitat

  • 8. 
    What is the main energy source for LIVE ON EARTH that affects both the living and the nonliving parts of the ecosystem?
    • A. 

      Electricity

    • B. 

      Soil

    • C. 

      Sunlight

  • 9. 
    Niche is the specific role or job an organism has.  Such as....
    • A. 

      The type of food it eats

    • B. 

      How it gets its food

    • C. 

      Which other species use the organism as food

    • D. 

      What kind of house it lives in

    • E. 

      A, B & C

  • 10. 
    The process by which energy moves from one type of LIVING THING to another.  It goes in ONE DIRECTION and NUTRIENTS AND MINERALS TRAVEL THROUGHOUT.
    • A. 

      Grocery Store

    • B. 

      Food Chain

    • C. 

      Grasslands

  • 11. 
    In the FOOD CHAIN, a  PRODUCER is?
    • A. 

      Plant that makes its own food

    • B. 

      A plant that makes movies

    • C. 

      A plant that eats living things

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      A living thing that likes to shop a lot.

    • B. 

      A living thing that eats other living things because it can't make its own food.

    • C. 

      A living thing that eats its own toes

  • 13. 
    Herbavores eat what? (Example, rabbits and grasshoppers)
    • A. 

      Eats squirrels

    • B. 

      Eats toads and plants

    • C. 

      Only plants

  • 14. 
    Carnivores eat what?  (like lions)
    • A. 

      Grass sandwiches

    • B. 

      Only meat

    • C. 

      Dead plants

  • 15. 
    What eats only dead plants and animals?  (you know, dead things they find lying around)
    • A. 

      Scavengers

    • B. 

      Carnivores

    • C. 

      Carnivals

  • 16. 
    Humans are considered _______________ because they eat both plants and animals.
    • A. 

      Consumers

    • B. 

      Food chain

    • C. 

      Omnivores

  • 17. 
    Flies and worms are ___________________ because they eat the remains of dead plants and animals.  They help dead things "break down" into minerals.
    • A. 

      Herbivores

    • B. 

      Decomposers

    • C. 

      Perfume makers

  • 18. 
    All animals need __________ and __________ to move through the food chain.
    • A. 

      Cereal and milk

    • B. 

      Hats and scarves

    • C. 

      Vitamins and minerals

  • 19. 
    Decaying organisms put ____________ back into the soil.
    • A. 

      Soap

    • B. 

      Hair

    • C. 

      Minerals

    • D. 

      Candy

  • 20. 
    What word describes how things are DIFFERENT in nature?
    • A. 

      University

    • B. 

      Diversity

    • C. 

      Universal city