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Chapter 3 - Exploring Ecosystems

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Unit B - Ecosystems

  • Chapter 3 - Exploring Ecosystems

Where do plants and animals live and how do they depend on each other?

Article What's the Big Idea About Biodiversity? It's the differences in this world that make all the difference! Find out why biodiversity is so important to our planet—and... 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... 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 rep... Article Saving Species Take a world-wide tour of biodiversity. You'll meet mollusks in the reefs off the Bahamas, the aye-aye in the tropical forest... 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... Article It Takes All Kinds to Make a World The ocean's one diverse place—with alga so tiny that 10 million can fit in a single teaspoon to whales longer than three scho... 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-cu... Article What is Marine Biology? How is the ocean like a layer cake? What creatures live there? And how important is the ocean? Take a dive and find out! Article Oscawana: A Dying Lake? 2003 Young Naturalist Award-winning essay - Oscawana has all the symptoms of a dying lake. Join this seventh-grader from New... Article Aspen: A Keystone Species By keeping a nature journal, this 16-year-old from Colorado quickly saw how aspens support and sustain biodiversity. Learn mo... Article How Do Humans and Plants Interact in Tidal Wetlands? How is cordgrass able to survive the high salinity of a marsh when other plants can't? An amazing adaptation that lets it sec... Article The Pantano Wash: Investigating an Ecosystem How do the many trees and shrubs that live at the bottom of dry riverbeds survive flash floods? Investigate the answer with t... Article Saguaro Cactus: From Life to Death 2003 Young Naturalist Award-winning essay - Journey to the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona with this seventh-grader for an... Article Exploring a Woodlot's Ecosystem Chances are you've heard the saying "There's no such thing as a free lunch." But did you know that it's one of fund... Special Exhibition Water: H2O = Life Find out more about water, which is named in every language and without which no living thing exists. November 1, 2007 — May 26, 2008 Educator Materials For Educators: Water An in-depth look at the life-giving and finite resource of water. 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 pe...