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Unit 1: Interaction of Living Things Plus: Highest Tide
Bell Work Highest Tide, Chapter 2 Directions: Copy the questions into your composition book and answer them from the text. 1.How did the people in the town first respond to the squid sighting? 2.What were the first actions of the professor with the squid? 3.Who arrived after the townspeople? 4.What was so special about finding a giant squid? 5.What does Miles mean by “Maybe the Earth is trying to tell us something?”
STARE Article Questions 6-10 WHAT ON EARTH IS BIODIVERSITY: PART II 6. List ways in which biodiversity reduces poverty. 7. How is biodiversity important to areas like agriculture and forestry? 8. What is meant by “development?” 9. How is development related to biodiversity? Why is it crucial for development and poverty programs to protect biodiversity?
Part I: Everything is Connected
Studying the Web of Life One example of interaction between organisms is that they eat each other. Work with your tablemate to: List 10 other ways in which organisms interact.
Studying the Web of Life Ecology is the study of the interactions of organisms with one another and with their environment An environment is divided into two groups: Biotic —all organisms interact with other organisms Biotic —all organisms interact with other organisms Abiotic —organisms interact with nonliving parts of the environment Abiotic —organisms interact with nonliving parts of the environment
Studying the Web of Life With your tablemate, make a T-chart listing all the biotic and abiotic interactions you can from the picture. With your tablemate, make a T-chart listing all the biotic and abiotic interactions you can from the picture.
Organization in the Environment Levels of the Environment Level 1: Individual Organism Level 2: Population : a group of organisms of the same species that live in a specific geographic area Level 3: Community: all the organisms of species that live in a habitat and interact with one another Level 4: Ecosystem: a community of organisms and their abiotic environment Level 5: Biosphere : the part of the earth where life exists
Lab Activity 1.Each lab group will receive an organism. 2. For this organism you are to choose and create an environment, such as swamp, forest, etc. 3.Within this environment you are to illustrate each level. 4.Title the environment. 5.Label each level. 6.Put your names on the poster 7.Hang your posters in the hallway.
Homework Complete the worksheet given to you by your teacher. Be sure to put your name on it. DUE TOMORROW!
Everything Is Connected Video 10 Surprising Facts About Planet Earth 10 Surprising Facts About Planet Earth List the 10 surprising facts about planet Earth.
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