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Chapter 4 - Ecosystems and Biomes

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Unit B - Ecosystems

  • Chapter 4 - Ecosystems and Biomes

How are ecosystems different?

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 Going Going Gone Today, species are becoming extinct—disappearing from our planet—at a faster rate than ever before. What's behind this increa... 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... Educator Materials Create a Coral Reef Did you know that, at their core, coral reefs are the skeletons of thousands of dead coral? Make your own coral reef diorama—... Article The Circle of the Food Chain and Decomposition This seventh-grader from Mississippi asked, when it comes to planting a garden, isn't dirt just dirt? Find out what she learn... 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... 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! 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 m... 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 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... Article Tide Pools and the Life Within Them Wade through the tide pools of Doheny State Beach with this seventh-grader from California, and discover the many animals tha... 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 Troubled Waters: A Six-Month Longitudinal Study of the Spanish Fork River System This 11th-grader discovered a dramatic drop in the water quality along Utah's Spanish Fork River. Follow along as she investi... Article The Impact of Plant Density and Diversity on Animal Populations in a Sonoran Desert Environment This 10th-grader from Arizona's neighborhood noticed that her association requires that all dry vegetation around homes be re... Educator Materials For Educators: Water An in-depth look at the life-giving and finite resource of water. Educator Materials Resources For Educators: Hall of Biodiversity The museum's Hall of Biodiversity is bustling with life. Make the most of your visit by preparing beforehand with this practi...