Abiotic and Biotic Factors Crossword Puzzle

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  • abiotic : all of the nonliving parts of an ecosystem
  • organism : any individual living thing
  • energy transfer : the transfer of energy from one organism to another through a food chain or web; or transfer of energy from one object to another
  • independent variable : in an experiment that is a fair test; the variable that a scientist changes
  • symbiotic : relationship between organisms in which one depends on the other
  • population : the group of organisms of the same species living in the same area
  • food chain : a model that shows one set of feeding relationships among living things
  • dependent : a factor, trait or condition that is affected when another factor, trait or condition is changed in a scientific experiment
  • data : measurements or observations
  • ecosystem : all the living and nonliving things in an area that interact with each other
  • environment : all the living and nonliving things that surround an organism
  • species : a group of organisms that share similar characteristics and can mate with each other to produce offspring
  • parasite : an organism that lives in or on another organism and obtains nourishment from the host
  • weight : the force of gravity on an object
  • hypothesis : a prediction based on background knowledge saying what is expected to happen in an experiment
  • mass : the amount of matter in an object
  • biotic : all of the living or once living parts of an ecosystem