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Chapter 4 - Suriving in Ecosystems




Unit B - Ecosystems

  • Chapter 4 - Surviving in Ecosystems

why do plants and animals live in different places and what happens when those places change?

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Article Squamate Fun Facts Did you know that squamates have a third eye? Or that the Gila Monster and the Bearded Lizard are the only two known venomous lizards?... Video They Glow! Most of the deep sea is very dark, with little or no sunlight. But that doesn't mean marine animals are in the dark! Learn how these... Educator Materials Endangered Species Game Roll snake eyes, and you're on your way to survival. Land on the extinct box, though, and you're gone. Kaput. Finis. In this board... Educator Materials The Legend of the Flying Frog If you can save this species from extinction, happy frogs will fly all over Meeps Island. So pack your imagination and drawing supplies... Article Going Going Gone Today, species are becoming extinct—disappearing from our planet—at a faster rate than ever before. What's behind this increase,... Article Scaly Surprises (Science World) Did you know that a snake's skin includes see-through scales that cover its eyes. Or that chameleons have sticky tongues to pull... 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 up-close... Article Light and Dark in the Sea Only the top 200 meters (656 feet) of the ocean get enough light to support plants. Below 1,000 meters (3,281 feet), there's complete... Educator Materials Science Explorations A series of online investigations featuring scientific discoveries from Museum’s experts. Science Explorations is a collaboration... 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 Article Antarctic Adaptations Unlike human visitors, Antarctica's plants and animals don't require high-tech gear. How have these organisms adapted to thrive—not... Special Exhibition Lizards and Snakes: Alive! Learn more about amazing lizards and snakes and investigate their remarkable adaptations. January 1, 2011 — June 1, 2011