U7: Biomes and Succession

Objectives

7.10a: Observe and describe how different environments, including microhabitats in schoolyards and biomes, support a variety of organisms.

7.10b: Describe how biodiversity contributes to the sustainability of an ecosystem.

7.10c: Observe, record and describe the role of ecological succession such as in a microhabitat of a garden with weeds.

 

 

Vocabulary Words

organisms  

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adaptation

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biodiversity

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biomes

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ecosystem

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limiting factor

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microhabitat

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niche

living matter made from cells; can be classified into one of the kingdoms

a change in a plant or animal that makes it better able to live in a particular place or situation

the existence of many different plants and animals in an environment

a large area that has similar climate and food webs

all of the biotic and abiotic factors in an environment

a resource or environmental condition which limits the growth, distribution or abundance of an organism or population within an ecosystem

a small area with unique characteristics that will support a variety of organisms (ex. rotting log, school yard, dead animal)

an organism's job or role in an ecosystem (ex. producer, decomposer, consumer)

Games and Stuff:

Build A Biome

Kids Do Ecology: Biomes

Biomes Puzzle

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