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Gr4 Wk2 Ecosystems

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Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science Ecosystems

Ecosystems

Cross-Curricular Reading Comprehension Worksheets: D-2 of 36 Cross-Curricular Reading Comprehension Worksheets: D-2 of 36

Name:__________________________________

Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science

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4) Explain how the living and non-living parts of an ecosystem __________________________________________ work together.

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5)__________________________________________ Why does a temperate zone support the greatest variety of organisms? _____________________________________________________ varieties of organisms? _______________________ _____________________________________________________ __________________________________________

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Why? _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ light. _____________________________________________________ when its needs are met __________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ 5)__________________________________________ Why does a temperate zone support the greatest variety of organisms? _____________________________________________________ because the conditions varieties of organisms? _______________________ _____________________________________________________ are not too hot and not too cold __________________________________________ 5) Why does a temperate zone support many Copyright ©2011 K12Reader . a rainforest community areyet one population within the All the jaguars are another rainforest community. take in nutrients like air. they are living. All the tree frogs white birch are population within the same incommunity. community . and food. 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