Abiotic Factors of an Ecosystem: Definition & Examples

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Which is NOT an example of an abiotic factor?

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1. Which of these is an ecosystem?

2. Abiotic factors ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Abiotic factors are all of the non-living things in an ecosystem. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of them by asking multiple choice questions about what constitutes an abiotic factor and an ecosystem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Specific examples of abiotic factors and ecosystems
  • Limiting and controlling factors
  • Definitions of abiotic factors and ecosystems
  • The relationship between abiotic and biotic factors

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on abiotic factors of an ecosystem
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the difference between abiotic and biotic factors
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding abiotic factors and ecosystems
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about ecosystems and their factors in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about abiotic factors in an ecosystem, review the corresponding lesson on abiotic factors of an ecosystem. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explore ecosystems and how they are affected
  • Examine the difference between biotic factors and abiotic factors
  • Examine the difference between controlling and limiting factors
  • Recognize he importance of the relationships between and within ecosystems
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