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28/03/2015

5TH GRADE: ECOSYSTEMS


Hello ecofriends!

In 5th grade we are studying ecosystems! 

Here you have some information about them!



Ecosystem is a combination of two words, Ecological & System.


It is related to ecology which means the study of the interaction between living and non-living things in a specific area.


There can be several types of ecosystems e.g. fresh water ecosystem like in river, or pond ecosystem,desert ecosystem, ecosystem in cold regions like Tundra ecosystem or Antarctica ecosystem.

And...What is a BIOME?


A biome is a large area with similar microorganisms.
Each of these large communities contain species that are adapted to its varying conditions of water, heat, and soil. 

There is a slight difference between the two 
words ecosystem and biome.
  
An ecosystem is much smaller than a biome.  
Conversely, a biome can be thought of many similar ecosystems throughout the world 
grouped together.  

An ecosystem can be as large as the Sahara Desert, or as small as a puddle.


Here you have more information about ecosystems and biomes:


For more information about ecosystems, check out some of the following links:

And now...let's play some games about Ecosystems!





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