Investigating Ecosystems

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Name five common terms to describe living things in their environment.
Habitat, community, ecosystem, population and environment.
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What is biodiversity?
A measure of the variety of different species living in a habitat. The more different species there are, the higher the biodiversity.
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What is a quadrat?
A quadrat is usually a square made out of wire, sometimes with smaller wire squares inside it.
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What is a quadrat used for?
It is used to count all the different organisms in a population. The organisms under the smaller wire squares can be counted and identified.
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When using a quadrat, what should you make sure you do?
Place it randomly, so a representative sample is taken.
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What is biodiversity?

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A measure of the variety of different species living in a habitat. The more different species there are, the higher the biodiversity.

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What is a quadrat?

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What is a quadrat used for?

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