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Assignment: Ecosystems Exploration

Today, you will explore an ecosystem from a list of choices. You will describe the characteristics of that ecosystem and identify the biodiversity. You will also explain how human activity has impacted the ecosystem.

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Prerequisite Vocabulary

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Biodiversity

Ecosystem

all of the variety of life on Earth

all of the living and nonliving things in an area

Prerequisite Knowledge

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There are many different types of ecosystems around the world. Each ecosystem includes all of the different things we've been learning about, such as:- biotic & abiotic factors- biodiversity- ecosystem interactions- negative human impacts- positive human impacts

Instructions:

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On the next page, you will select a video about one of four ecosystems. This is how you should complete page 38 of your notebook as you watch the video you chose.

List examples of the biotic factors (living) and abiotic factors (nonliving) in your ecosystem. Look for specific examples as you watch the video.

Describe your chosen ecosystem. List features or characteristics.

Watch for examples of organisms interacting with each other. Record examples here.

Take notes here of the different ways humans impact your ecosystem, both positive and negative.

Temperate Forests

Marine Coasts

Temperate Grasslands

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Streams & Rivers

Assignment: Ecosystems Exploration

Select one of the ecosystems below to complete this assignment.You can use your Science Notebook, page 38, to record your notes.

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This video highlights the life and movement of freshwater rivers and streams. You will see animals and their aquatic interactions with the ecosystem. The video will show why streams and rivers are important and why they should be protected.

Explores the ecosystem of temperate grasslands both above and below the ground. You will see how animals interact with the grassland system. The video also highlights the importance of protecting this threatened habitat.

Explores life on the rocky and sandy shore of the ocean coast. You will see how the marine coast supports life on land and in the sea. The video also examines threats to the ocean and how to protect this ecosystem.

Explore temperate forests of deciduous and coniferous trees. You will see animals and their seasonal interactions with the trees and forest environment. You will examine animal behavior within the ecosystem and how to protect this ecosystem.

Use the video below to complete page 38 in your science notebook. You will use the information in your notebook to answer the questions in edio.

Streams & Rivers

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Finished watching and filling out page 38 of your science notebook? If yes, click to continue.

Use the video below to complete page 38 in your science notebook. You will use the information in your notebook to answer the questions in edio.

Temperate Grasslands

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Use the video below to complete page 38 in your science notebook. You will use the information in your notebook to answer the questions in edio.

Marine Coasts

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Use the video below to complete page 38 in your science notebook. You will use the information in your notebook to answer the questions in edio.

Temperate Forests

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Questions in edio

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Use the notes you took on page 38 in your science notebook to answer questions 2 - 6 in edio. Ask your teacher if you get stuck or have questions!

Question 2

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Questions 3 & 4

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Questions 5 & 6

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Question 8

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Question 7

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How was this topic?

Getting Ready...

In this topic, we learned about biodiversity, ecosystem disruptions (human and natural impacts), and how ecosystems change over time.

Use the notes section below to answer Question 5.Name one negative human impact to your ecosystem.Name one positive human impact to your ecosystem.What is something you can do to help the ecosystem?

Use the notes page section shown below to answer Question 3.biotic - living or once livingabiotic - not living / never living

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Think about what you learned in the video and about the impacts humans have.What is one action you could do to help protect your chosen ecosystem?

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For Question 8, share something you found interesting as you watched the video.Write 1 - 2 sentences.Example:One interesting thing I learned while watching the video about (my ecosystem) was...I didn't know that (my ecosystem) were...

Which video did you watch and take notes on?That will be your answer for Question 2!