Chapter 3 - Living Things in Ecosystems
Unit B - Ecosystems
- Chapter 3 - Living Things in Ecosystems
How do living things survive in their environments?
Did you know sound moves five times faster in water than in air? Or that cleaner fish have "cleaning stations" where they remove parasites? Deepen your knowledge with this ocean life challenge.
Introduce younger students to Darwin's voyage on the HMS Beagle with this interview Niles Eldredge. Then challenge their ability to spot environmental adaptations with the Iguana Puzzler.
Travel to the Galápagos Islands and follow in Charles Darwin’s footsteps with this interactive investigation. You’ll have the chance to collect clues as you investigate the islands’ species.
All mammals—dogs, sea lions, and even you—have an adaptation for surviving in cold water. Take the plunge, and learn why the mammalian diving reflex is your cold-water friend.
Investigate one of the most successful vertebrates on Earth and find out why some species evolved to be without limbs. Then use what you've learned to create a squamate exhibit.
An in-depth look at the life-giving and finite resource of water.
Explore the rich diversity of frogs and learn about their evolution, biology, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments in this popular exhibition, on view from May 18, 2013, through January 5, 2014.
May 18, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Did you know that the world's deserts keep expanding each year? Or that islands have the highest animal extinction rate—75 percent? Take a closer look at the major habitats found on Earth.