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Chapter 3 - Living Things in Ecosystems




Unit B - Ecosystems

  • Chapter 3 - Living Things in Ecosystems

How do living things survive in their environments?

Educator Materials What Do You Know About Biodiversity? Invasive species, endangered species, the Endangered Species Act—when it comes to biodiversity, is your knowledge thriving or close... Article What is Biodiversity? It's the differences in this world that make all the difference! Find out why biodiversity is so important to our planet—and what... Interactive Welcome to the Dzanga-Sangha Travel to the lush Dzanga-Sangha rainforest with BaAka. This excellent tour guide will show you the sights—and help you find the... Interactive Dive Into Worlds Within the Sea Which squirmy little creatures does the spiny lobster eat? Can you spot the weird greenish glow on the belly of the cookie-cutter... Educator Materials Web of Life In this group game, discover how all the players in an ecosystem depend on each other to survive. As you play, you'll come up with... Educator Materials Make an Ecosystem Diorama Now you can gaze at your favorite museum diorama anytime you want, night or day. Grab your crayons, and create a shoe-box replica... Interactive Life in the City 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... Interactive Work the System! Did you know that forests with leaves above the water can grow in the ocean? Grab the magical magnifying glass, and see how many... Interactive Ocean Creature Feature To survive in the icy Pacific, a sea otter has about a million hairs in every square inch of its fur. Now, that's dense! Take a close... Educator Materials Crazy Camouflage 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... Game Journey to the Bottom of the Sea Did you know sound moves five times faster in water than in air? Or that cleaner fish have "cleaning stations" where they... Article Darwin: Voyage of Discovery (SuperScience) Introduce younger students to Darwin's voyage on the HMS Beagle with this interview Niles Eldredge. Then challenge their ability... Educator Materials Science Explorations: Animals, Adaptation, and the Galápagos Islands Travel to the Galápagos Islands and follow in Charles Darwin’s footsteps with this interactive investigation. You’ll have the chance... Educator Materials Slowing the Flow All mammals—dogs, sea lions, and even you—have an adaptation for surviving in cold water. Take the plunge, and learn why the mammalian... Educator Materials Science Explorations: Uncover Lizards and Snakes Investigate one of the most successful vertebrates on Earth and find out why some species evolved to be without limbs. Then use what... Educator Materials Resources For Educators: Water: H2O = Life An in-depth look at the life-giving and finite resource of water. Special Exhibition Frogs: A Chorus of Colors Explore the rich diversity of frogs and learn about their evolution, biology, and the threats they face today. May 18, 2013 — January 5, 2014 Educator Materials Spectrum of Habitats Did you know that the world's deserts keep expanding each year? Or that islands have the highest animal extinction rate—75 percent?...