Biotic vs. Abiotic Factors in a Pond Ecosystem

Grade Levels

9th Grade , 10th Grade , 11th Grade , 12th Grade


Worksheet is submitted for grading.


In this worksheet-based activity, the student is asked to apply his/her knowledge of the relationships between living and non-living things in a given ecosystem.

Essential Questions

  • How do biotic and abiotic factors differ?
  • What is the relationship between abiotic and biotic factors in a given ecosystem?

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between abiotic and biotic factors
  • Describe interrelationships among biotic and abiotic factors
  • Apply the concept of limiting factor to population dynamics in an ecosystem


The activity is designed for one class period.



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