Donate Hands-On Activities for Introducing Ecosystems to Elementary Students We learn in school that everything is connected, from birds, insects, fish, dirt, and trees to our pets, our food, and ourselves. But to really understand how absolutely interconnected all life forms in an ecosystem are, it helps to experience those webs first-hand, inside and outside the science classroom. These hands-on activities enable your students to learn about ecosystems by exploring their own community and by building their own.
Ocean biome A biome is made of many similar ecosystems.
An ecosystem is often much smaller than a biome, although the size varies. Ecosystems are the interactions between the living things and the nonliving things in a place. Even though they are living in the same place, each species in an ecosystem has its own role to play.
This role is called a niche. The niche for one species might be to climb trees and eat their fruit, while the niche for another species might be to hunt for small rodents.
If the niche of two species is very similar, they might compete for food or other resources. Sometimes ecosystems get out of balance.
If, for example, it rains a lot and a type of bird that thrives with extra water increases in numbers, other species in the ecosystem might be crowded out.
The birds might take food or space or other resources from other species. They might eat all the food.
Sometimes an ecosystem naturally gets back into balance. Other times an ecosystem will become more and more out of balance.
Today, human actions are having an impact on ecosystems all over the world. Making buildings and roads, fishing and farming all have an impact on ecosystems. Pollution on land, air pollutionand water pollution is sending many ecosystems out of balance too. Last modified October 28, by Lisa Gardiner.
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An ecosystem is the sum of both the living (biotic) and nonliving (abiotic) components of a natural community.
The process of energy flows and nutrient cycles make it possible for both the biotic and abiotic elements to work together. The presentation will start after a short (15 second) video ad from one of our sponsors. Hot tip: Video ads won’t appear to registered users who are logged in. About ecosystems.
Overview; What we're doing; We work through partnerships to promote collaboration across sectors to ecosystem management. Accounting for ecosystems. We help our partners recognize and account for the value of ecosystems and the goods and services they provide. Preserving our ecosystems.