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Setting Up Your Journal Title page ‘Ecosystems’ should be written on the page and you should include illustrations.
Table of Contents Page 4 – Essential Questions Pages 5 -8 - Vocabulary Essential In Questions what ways are environmental systems connected? How do changing environmental systems affect organisms, including people? How does the location on Earth impact the characteristics of an ecosystem?
Vocabulary You need to have 4 pages for this section. Write the word ‘vocabulary’ on the top of each page. Your first 2 vocabulary words will be: 1. Ecosystem 2. Biome
Ecosystem: all the populations of living and non living things in an environment and the interaction among them Biome: a large scale ecosystem Biomes Worksheet Read and highlight information Glue into journal on page 10 Add to Table of Contents
Brain Pop video Land Biomes videos Rainforest All video about the rainforest Jot down notes while watching the video
Deciduous (Temperate) Forest Average temperatures and average amount of rainfall Exists on every continent, except Antarctica and Africa Trees shed their leaves each year Multiple seasons occur due to the amount of sunlight Several layers of plants can be found here Tall trees (which create a canopy) let light reach the bottom where bushes and smaller trees grow (unlike in the rainforest) These life plants provide a variety of habitats for animal
Taiga Biome Watch the video and listen for key elements Jot down notes Tundra Biome Watch the video and listen for key elements Jot down notes
Grasslands/Savanna Grasslands, Biome video Savanna, Prairie also known as Savanna(Africa) or Prairies(North America) mainly have grasses growing and few trees little rain long slender leaves allow little water loss in plants Write down other info you found important from the video
Desert Biome video Deserts soil and air are dry little rain sun shines most of the time temperature hot in day (summer) and can be freezing at night (winter) few plants: cactus and bushes snakes, lizards, few mammals like rabbits Write down other info you found important from the video
Mr. Parr's Biome song Terrestrial = land Aquatic = water Aquatic Learn Ecosystems about the difference between a freshwater ecosystem and a saltwater ecosystem
Water Biomes Water-based regions home to a unique group of living things.
Vocabulary Organism: an individual plant, animal, or singlecelled life form Individual: a single organism in an environment Population: individuals of the same kind living in the same environment Community: all the populations of organisms living together
Wetland Also known as swamp, marsh, or bog Land covered with shallow water for all or part of the year Water comes from rain, melted snow, underground spring Marsh-grassy with reeds and cattails near river or lake Bog- found in cool climate, spongy peat moss Swamp- forested wetland full of trees and shrubs Everglades Brainpop video Bill Nye the Science Guy – Wetlands
River A ribbon of water that weaves over land Constantly moving and changing Can carve canyons and form waterfalls Water comes from melted snow, springs, rainwater, underground Water flows downhill Underwater plants anchor in the river bottom Water level drops and rises depending on rain fall. Rivers Brainpop video
Vocabulary Habitat: a place in an ecosystem where a population lives Niche: habitat the role each population has in a
Lake A pool of freshwater that fills low spots in land Form from mountain snow, natural springs, along rivers, or behind dams Trees line the sides of the lake Water lilies grow on top of the water Tall grasses are on the water edge
Estuary Where a river meets the ocean Part wet part dry Forms brackish water (fresh water and salty water mixed) Found on edges of continents and islands Experience high and low tides Mud is full of nutrients
Ocean Covers 75% of earths surface Very salty Largest water biome Waves move water and has high and low tide Sea weed and algae grow Deep water gets no light so few producers and cold temperatures