What Is an Ecosystem? - Definition & Explanation


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What are the two main classifications of ecosystems?

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1. Which of the following is a biotic feature of an ecosystem?

2. Which is NOT one of the four types of terrestrial ecosystems?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An ecosystem is any community of living and non-living things coexisting in nature. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of an ecosystem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following topics:

  • Two main classifications of ecosystems
  • Biotic features of an ecosystem
  • Four types of terrestrial ecosystems

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Earth's largest terrestiral ecosystem
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the classification criteria for freshwater ecosystems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on ecosystems and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson titled What Is an Ecosystem? - Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Closed and open ecosystems
  • Difference between biotic and abiotic
  • Autotrophs and heterotrophs