Biotic VS Abiotic Factors

An ecosystem = biotic + abiotic factors.
Therefore, let us exam the differences between abiotic VS abiotic factors.

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Next Generation Science Standards:

MS-LS2-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

MS-LS2-2. Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.

MS-LS2-4. Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.

MS-LS2-5. Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.*

HS-LS2-2. Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.

HS-LS2-6. Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem. (Self Note: Changes in an Ecosystem / Succession)

What Science Does this Comic Teach?

Unit: Ecology

⇒Chapter: Ecosystems

⇒Topic: Biotic and Abiotic Factors

Additional Information


An ecosystem describes a system in nature in which both living (biotic) and non-living (abiotic) things interact with each other.

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