What do you think of when you hear the word 'ecosystem'?
An ecosystem is a community of living and nonliving things interacting with each other. The living components of an ecosystem are called biotic factors and the nonliving components are called abiotic factors. The interactions between biotic and abiotic components determine how energy and materials move through the ecosystem
Ecosystems: Exploring the Interconnected World Around Us
Biotic Factor: A living component of an ecosystem, such as plants, animals, bacteria, and fungi. Abiotic Factor: A nonliving component of an ecosystem, such as climate, soil, water, and rocks. Ecosystem: A system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment.
What is the most important part of an ecosystem?
The world’s largest ecosystem is the ocean! The smallest ecosystems are micro-ecosystems that can be found in a single drop of water! Some ecosystems are home to thousands of species!
Draw / write: What is a healthy ecosystem?
Draw / write: How can human activities be beneficial or harmful to an ecosystem?
What are some ways that you can help create a healthy ecosystem?
What are some potential consequences of human activities on an ecosystem?