6th Grade – SCIENCE – Ecosystems

Artic Ecosystem. (c) Learning and Teaching Scotland

Dear 6th graders,

We are ready to begin our first unit of Science: Ecosystems. Keep in mind that we will be working on this topic from September 22 to October 1.

As always, I have prepared a concept map that you can explore here. Remember that you will need to have installed Java runtime environment on your computer. In case you don’t have it yet, you can download Java from here. You can also download a printed version of the map from here.

Wild Cat (c) Learning and Teaching Scotland

I have found some websites that may be very useful:

a) Ecosystems

Identify and label ecosystems:

http://www.neok12.com/diagram/Ecosystems-01.htm

Vocabulary game – types of organisms:

http://www.neok12.com/vocabulary/Ecosystems-01.htm

Ecosystem terms:

http://www.neok12.com/vocabulary/Ecosystems-02.htm

b) Food Chains:

General information:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/organisms_behaviour_health/food_chains/revise5.shtml#

Food chain quiz:

Red Squirrel (c) Learning and Teaching Scotland

http://www.neok12.com/quiz/ECOSYS01

Interactive food chain activity (click on food chains):

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html#foodchains

Another food chain game:

http://puzzling.caret.cam.ac.uk/game.php?game=foodchain

c) Dangers to the environment:

Quick facts on climate change:

http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/climate/intro/climate-intro2.cfm

Carbon dioxide is taking over the world! Only YOU can stop it from warming up the world too much and changing the face of the planet forever:

http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/climate/co2effect/index.cfm

You’re the president of the European Nations. You must tackle climate change and stay popular enough with the voters to remain in office (It’s difficult):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/hottopics/climatechange/climate_challenge/index_1.shtml

Videos

What is an ecosystem?

Coral reef ecosystem:

Life in tropical forests:

Bird Water Buffalo Mutualism:

Parasitic wasps and aphids. I know that you love this one:

Global warming:

A lot of information!! I hope you will find it useful

Enjoy

So say we all!!

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