Ecosystem Student Expectation
The student is expected to observe the way organisms live and survive in their ecosystem by interacting with the living and nonliving elements.
- Organisms interact with both living (biotic) and nonliving (abiotic) things to survive in their ecosystems.
- Plants interact with living things such as animals and other plants in complex ways that also require nonliving things, such as carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight.
- Animals depend on other living things, such as plants and other animals, and nonliving things, such as air and water, to survive.
- What is an ecosystem? What are the different parts of an ecosystem?
- How do the living components in an ecosystem support the other components?
- How do the nonliving components in an ecosystem support the other components?
what is an ecosystem eschooltoday.com/ecosystems/what-is-an-ecosystem.html
article source sciencing.com/nature/
Bill Nye: Biodiversity 34kiwis.org/2014/09/19/bill-nye-biodiversity/
Cool activity links:
dot to dot food web www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/lsps07.sci.life.oate.biodiversity/biodiversity-in-the-dzangha-sangha-rain-forest/
coral reef evolution web www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.eco.coralreefconnections/coral-reef-connections/
antarctic food web game www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/lsps07.sci.life.eco.oceanfoodweb/antarctic-food-web-game/
plants & animals in their environment www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/plants_animals_env.shtml
plant & animal habitats www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plant_animal_habitats/play/
bitesize bbc (living things menu) www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/
food chain gang www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/foodchaingame.htm
producer consumer decomposer