Ecological Importance of Bacteria


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Which of the following are roles of bacteria in the ecosystem?

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1. What is a decomposer?

2. What are bacteria?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When imaging the complex processes that contribute to the ecosystem, one important aspect that often gets overlooked is the role of bacteria. You can check your knowledge of some facts about the significance of bacteria to the ecosystem with these assessment questions. Some points you'll be tested on include how bacteria contribute to the environment and some important terminology from the attached lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • What role bacteria play in the ecosystem
  • The definition of 'decomposer'
  • Meaning of 'bacteria'
  • Definition of 'producers'
  • The role of bacteria in specific scenarios

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - draw from your knowledge to answer the quiz question on the roles of bacteria in general
  • Defining key concepts - make sure that you can define some main terms from the lesson, such as producer, decomposer, and bacteria
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the subject to identify specific roles that bacteria play in specific scenarios

Additional Learning

For more information on the topic, go through the associated lesson called Ecological Importance of Bacteria. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of bacteria
  • How bacteria function as producers
  • The definition and function of photosynthetic bacteria
  • Meaning and role of chemosynthetic bacteria
  • How bacteria function as decomposers
  • Bacteria and symbiosis