Nutrient Cycles

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  • 1. 
    In a nutrient cycle, nutrients are......
    • A. 

      Recycled constantly

    • B. 

      Put in long term storage occasionally in nutrient "sinks"

    • C. 

      Put in temporary storage in the bodies of organisms

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Match the activity below with its nutrient cycle
    • A. Fossil fuels burn releasing CO2
    • A.
    • B. N2 from the air get turned in nitrate for organisms to use.
    • B.
    • C. Evaporation - Condensation - Precipitation
    • C.
  • 3. 
    A nutrient cycle reservoir is a place where...
    • A. 

      The nutrient is stored for a long time

    • B. 

      The nutrient is stored for a short time

    • C. 

      The nutrient is stored forever

    • D. 

      Can be A or B

  • 4. 
    Eutrophication is the situation where....
    • A. 

      A water body is made really nice with extra nutrients

    • B. 

      A water body is destroyed by excess nutrients like nitrogen or phosphorus

    • C. 

      A piece of land is over fertilized

    • D. 

      The atmospheric reservoir receives too much carbon and it traps more heat

  • 5. 
    The Enhanced Greenhouse Effect is a problem that occurs when.
    • A. 

      A water body is destroyed by excess nutrients like nitrogen or phosphorus

    • B. 

      A piece of land is over fertilized

    • C. 

      A greenhouse plant receives too much fertilizer

    • D. 

      The atmospheric reservoir receives too much carbon and it traps more heat

  • 6. 
    The following are a part of the nitrogen cycle.
    • A. 

      A. Photosynthesis turns CO2 into sugar

    • B. 

      B. Respiration turns sugar into CO2

    • C. 

      C. Urine animal waste is recycled by bacteria to form nitrites and nitrates.

    • D. 

      D. Nitrogen fixing bacteria fix atmospheric nitrogen gas to oxygen to form nitrates.

    • E. 

      C and D

    • F. 

      A and B

  • 7. 
    The following are a part of the carbon cycle.
    • A. 

      A. Nitrogen fixing bacteria fix atmospheric nitrogen gas to oxygen to form nitrates.

    • B. 

      B. Respiration turns sugar into CO2

    • C. 

      C. Eutrophication results from excess fertilizer

    • D. 

      D. Photosynthesis turns CO2 into sugar

    • E. 

      B and D

    • F. 

      A and C

  • 8. 
    The term "Cycle" is used in Nutrient cycles because.
    • A. 

      They have two parts like the two wheels of a "Bicycle"

    • B. 

      Their steps always form a long ring, like a snake biting its tail

    • C. 

      The nutrients always get cycled and recycled, through the many paths of the system.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      To make rain, sleet, and snow

    • B. 

      To make proteins

    • C. 

      To make living thing

  • 10. 
    Which process makes clouds?
    • A. 

      Condensation

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Evaporation

    • D. 

      Runoff

  • 11. 
    Which TWO cycles use bacteria and fungi that are decomposers that help the cycle?
    • A. 

      Water Cycle

    • B. 

      Carbon Cycle

    • C. 

      Nitrogen Cycle