Ecology Terms 3rd Grade Science

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3rd Grade Science Quizzes & Trivia

Ecology is the scientific study of the distributions, abundance and relations of organisms and their interactions with the environment. Ecology includes the study of plant and animal populations, plant and animal communities and ecosystems. Test your understanding on ecology in the 3rd grade by taking the quiz below. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is ecology?
    • A. 

      The relationship between organisms and their environments.

    • B. 

      The place where an organism lives and the provides the things an organism needs.

    • C. 

      A living thing

  • 2. 
    Who was Charles Darwin?
    • A. 

      A french explorer who discovered Peru.

    • B. 

      A british naturalist who proposed the theory of evolution based on natural selection.

    • C. 

      A nutty professor.

  • 3. 
    Where are the Galapagos Islands?
    • A. 

      Off the coast of South America, owned by Equador.

    • B. 

      Off the western coast of Africa.

    • C. 

      Near Alaska.

  • 4. 
    Adaptation is a characteristic that helps an organism survive in its environment or reproduce.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A desert is similar in weather to a rainforest.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Green Bay Packers are said to play in the "frozen tundra" because Green Bay, Wisconsin is cold and treeless.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Biotics are the living parts of an ___________________________.
  • 8. 
    Grasslands are a biome that contain ___________ and other herbaceous ____________.
  • 9. 
    What is evolution?
    • A. 

      Is the process by which species of organisms arise from earlier life forms and undergo change over time through natural selection.

    • B. 

      Is the parts of the land, sea and atmosphere in which organisms are able to live

    • C. 

      Is a group of similar organisms.

  • 10. 
    What is the biosphere?
    • A. 

      All the members of one species in a particular area.

    • B. 

      A community of organisms living in a specific environment.

    • C. 

      The parts of the land, sea and atmosphere in which organisms are able to live.

  • 11. 
    A __________ is an area of plants and animals.  Examples are grassland, desert, _______________, deciduous forest, coniferous forest and tundra.
  • 12. 
    A habitat provides which of the following things for an organism:
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Shelter

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    A deciduous forest is a biome that:
    • A. 

      Contains trees with leaves

    • B. 

      Has cold winters

    • C. 

      Has warm summers

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    A rainforest is a biome that is wet half of the year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    An ecosystem is a single organism living in a specific environment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A population is:
    • A. 

      A group of similar organisms

    • B. 

      A living thing

    • C. 

      All the members of one species in a particular area

  • 17. 
    A coniferous forest is a biome that contains evergreen trees (which are trees that bear cones).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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