Ecology The scientific study of how living things respond to the environment
Organization of ecosystems Ecosystem – all of the living and non living things in an area Arizona Desert Ecosystem http://www.brainpop.com/science/ecologyandbehavior/ecosystems/ http://safeshare.tv/w/QbMWOmAlVH
ecosystem, = ecological system, includes all the living organisms and non living things existing together in a particular area. Living things have to interact with climate, water, soil, temperature etc. In order to survive An ecosystem can be very small, such as a puddle or it can be vast, such as an ocean. The balance of an ecosystem is delicate, and a disruption such as the introduction of a new element can damage it. http://www.brainpop.com/science/ecologyandbe havior/ecosystems/http://www.brainpop.com/science/ecologyandbe havior/ecosystems/ http://safeshare.tv/w/FgrVdXWdoz ECOSYSTEM
Parts of an Ecosystem Biotic- living parts of an ecosystem Abiotic – non living parts of an ecosystem air temperature Water sunlight Soil climate Plants Animals microorganisms Trees plants Fish Insects Animals birds Bacteria Fungi
Organization of ecosystems Biome –a large geographical area of distinctive plant and animal groups, biomes are made of groups of ecosystems http://www.brainpop.com/scien ce/earthsystem/landbiomes/
REVIEWREVIEW - Biosphere & Biomes Biosphere - the collection of all of the biomes that make up our planet as well as all other parts that have an impact on life on Earth.