Desert Biotic and Abiotic Factors


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What are biotic factors?

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1. Which of the following are biotic factors in the desert?

2. What are abiotic factors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Desert ecosystems are controlled by both biotic and abiotic factors. The quiz asks you to provide definitions and examples of both.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz you will:

  • Define biotic factors and abiotic factors
  • Identify biotic factors for the kangaroo rat in the Mojave Desert
  • Give examples of abiotic factors in the Mojave Desert
  • Describe biotic factors in the Sahara Desert

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most essential information from the lesson on biotic and abiotic factors in deserts
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast biotic and abiotic factors
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of biotic and abiotic factors in the Mojave Desert to analyze the Sahara Desert

Additional Learning

Find out more about this topic by studying the lesson called Desert Biotic and Abiotic Factors. The lesson objectives are:

  • Define biotic and abiotic factors in desert environments
  • Understand desert ecosystems
  • Note how certain plants and animals interact with biotic and abiotic factors