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In just a few words, describe an ecosystem

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In just a few words, describe an ecosystem
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"Identify the four major components of Earth's life support system Identify the three factors that sustain life on Earth. "
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An ecosystem is a network of living organisms that interact with each other and their environment. These interactions create an intricate balance of energy and matter in the environment. Ecosystems play an important role in regulating the environment and providing resources to people.
Ecosystems: A Look at Nature's Balance
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Ecosystem: A biological system consisting of all the living organisms in a specific environment and their interactions with each other and their environment. Biodiversity: The variety of life found within a particular ecosystem, which includes the different plants, animals, and microorganisms that live in the environment. Ecological Niche: The specific role and position a species occupies in an ecosystem, including factors such as its food sources, its predators, and its environmental conditions.
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The average temperature of an ecosystem is crucial for the life of its organisms; a change of even 1 degree Celsius can have a significant effect. The term 'ecosystem' was first used by the British biologist Arthur Tansley in 1935. The term 'biotic' is used to refer to the living elements of an ecosystem, such as plants, animals, and bacteria.
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6. Open question
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Work together in pairs: What are the three factors necessary to sustain life on Earth and how do the four major components of the Earth's life support system interact to support them?
7. Personalised Feedback
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What are some ways that human activity can negatively impact an ecosystem and what can be done to mitigate those impacts?
8. Open question
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Work together in pairs: What are the three most important components of a healthy ecosystem?
9. Drawings
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Brain break: Draw a smiling sun holding an ice cream cone.
10. Poll
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What is an ecosystem?
  • A community of living and non-living things interacting with each other
  • A type of biome with certain plant and animal species
  • A group of individuals living together in a specific area
11. Poll
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Which term refers to the role a species plays within its ecosystem?
  • Habitat
  • Ecological niche
  • Population
12. Poll
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What is the largest ecosystem on Earth?
  • The rainforest
  • The desert
  • The ocean
13. Poll
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What type of organism makes its own food through photosynthesis?
  • Autotrophs
  • Decomposers
  • Heterotrophs
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Which one is NOT an example for abiotic factors in an ecosystem?
  • Air temperature
  • Trees
  • Water availability

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