As the seasons change, the ecosystems in your area go through changes as well. You can use the resources on this student esheet and in the lesson to learn about ecosystems and be a nature explorer.
Before you head outside to explore the ecosystems in your area, you can learn more about them by watching Ecosystems, a short video that introduces ecosystems to you. As you watch this video, think about your answers to these questions, which you'll discuss with your class:
- What is an ecosystem?
- What does abiotic mean? Provide some examples of abiotic factors in an ecosystem.
- What does biotic mean? Provide some examples of biotic factors in an ecosystem.
- Describe the relationship of the different factors in an ecosystem. How do they interact?
This esheet is a part of the The Kid's Guide to Exploring Nature lesson.