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1

The Nutrient cycles include?

The Carbon Cycle
The Nitrogen Cycle
The Phosphorus Cycle

2

What are the 4 main types of processes that move carbon through its cycle?

Biological processes

Geochemical processes

Mixed processes

Human activities

3

What are Biological Processes?

Photosynthesis,respiration,
decomposition

4

What are Geochemical Processes?

Erosion and volcanic activity release CO2

5

What are Mixed Processes?

Burial and decomposition of dead organism are converted to coal

6

What are Human Activities?

Mining,cutting,burning forests and burning fuels to release CO2

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How is Nitrogen used?

To build proteins

8

Nitrogen gas makes up?

78% of Earth's atmosphere

9

What things are found in wasted produced by organisms?

Ammonia(NH3)
Nitrite and Nirate ions

10

What does bacteria convert?

Converts nitrogen gas to ammonia into Nirate and nitrites

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Decomposers do what with nitrogen?

They return nitrogen to soil as ammonia

12

What are Nutrients?

The chemical substance that an organism needs to survive

13

What are Biotic Factors?

Any living past of the environment and an organism might interact

Ex:animals,plants,mushrooms,bacteria

14

What are Abiotic Factors?

Physical components of an ecosystem
That are not living
Ex:sunlight,heat,rain,humidity

15

What is gas Denitrification?

The gas goes back into the atmosphere