Types of Matter & Energy Changes in an Ecosystem


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What is an ecosystem?

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1. What is the difference between matter and energy?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of an ecosystem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and worksheet to further explore what you know about matter and energy transfer in ecosystems. Quiz questions will test you on what an ecosystem is, identify the differences between matter and energy, and identify examples of ecosystems and energy transfers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will ask you about aspects of matter and energy in ecosystems. Goals include:

  • Understand what an ecosystem is
  • Contrast matter and energy
  • Identify examples of ecosystems
  • Recognize examples of energy or matter outputs from a human being as well as a rainforest

Skills Practiced

Lesson comprehension skills you will practice include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the characteristics of matter and energy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the energy output of people and ecosystems

Additional Learning

You further your learning in matter and energy transfers in ecosystems in the accompanying lesson Types of Matter & Energy Changes in an Ecosystem. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Recall what makes up an ecosystem
  • Define terms, including matter and energy
  • Understand how ecosystems receive energy
  • Examine ways matter enters and moves through ecosystems