Unit 4: Organisms and the Environment

Objectives

7.10a: Observe and describe how different environments, including microhabitats in schoolyards and biomes, support a variety of organisms.

7.10b: Describe how biodiversity contributes to the sustainability of an ecosystem.

7.10c: Observe, record and describe the role of ecological succession such as in a microhabitat of a garden with weeds.





Vocabulary Words
organisms 
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adaptation
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biodiversity
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biomes
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ecosystem
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limiting factor

microhabitat
niche

population

climax community

ecological succession

primary succession

secondary succession
schoolyard

pioneer species

sustainability

  





































living matter made from cells; can be classified into one of the kingdoms
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a change in a plant or animal that makes it better able to live in a particular place or situation
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the existence of many different plants and animals in an environment
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a large area that has similar climate and food webs
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all of the biotic and abiotic factors in an environment
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10a.

What is a Niche?


My Biome Song by MrParr

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10b.

Why is Biodiversity So Important?


How Does Climate Affect Biodiversity?


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10c.




YouTube Video

Life Returns to Mt. St. Helens




Ecological Succession



Stages of Primary Succession


Rocks Meet Lichens



Primary and Secondary Succession



Change is Good


Ecological Succession Lesson


Ecological Succession Claymation


Comparing Primary and Secondary Ecological Succession


From Pioneer to Climax Communities


Ecological Succession in the Climax Forest


Pond Succession



What Would Happen if Humans Disappeared?



What If Humans Disappeared?



GAMES / INTERACTIVES:

Succession Jeopardy





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