Chapter 3 - Interactions in Ecosystems
Invasive species, endangered species, the Endangered Species Act—when it comes to biodiversity, is your knowledge thriving or close to extinct? Find out with this interactive quiz.
It's the differences in this world that make all the difference! Find out why biodiversity is so important to our planet—and what you can do to help protect it.
Which squirmy little creatures does the spiny lobster eat? Can you spot the weird greenish glow on the belly of the cookie-cutter shark? Show off your good thinking with a game of good linking.
Play the Web of Life game to discover how all the players in an ecosystem depend on each other to survive. As you play, you'll come up with the connections between different species and their environments.
Now you can gaze at your favorite museum diorama anytime you want, night or day. Grab your crayons, and create a shoe-box replica of A Wading Bird Rookery, The Olympic Rain Forest, or A Giant Cactus Forest.
Did you know that forests with leaves above the water can grow in the ocean? Grab the magical magnifying glass, and see how many different plants and animals you can find in this virtual mangrove swamp.
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.
Even the busiest of cities are buzzing with biodiversity. Take a virtual stroll through a city park for a close-up look at some of the inhabitants you otherwise might not notice.
Unlike humans, some animals can instantly change the color or pattern of their skin. Take a hands-on look at how the masters of disguise known as flounders can don several different looks.