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Please Do NOW. March 22, 2011. Assignment 52 Ecology and the Environment Write a paragraph to explain what you already know about ecology and the environment. Think about what you know about: What things make up an environment

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March 22 2011

Please Do NOW

March 22, 2011

  • Assignment 52

  • Ecology and the Environment

  • Write a paragraph to explain what you already know about ecology and the environment. Think about what you know about:

  • What things make up an environment

  • Classifications of things in the environment / types of organisms

  • Types of relationships between organisms in an environment

  • Things all organisms need in their environment


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Today’s Schedule

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Homework:

none

  • Agenda:

  • Ecology Paragraph

  • Nature Walk Card Sort and Definitions

  • Nature Walk Card Labels

  • Essential Questions

  • What types of organisms interact in our local environment?


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Assignment 53: Nature Walk Card Sort

March 22, 2011

  • Examine each of the cards you created.

  • With your partner, sort the cards into groups. Select your criteria to determine what types of groups you will use with your partner.

  • Record the groups you used and the names of each card in the group.


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Categorizing the Environment

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Assignment 54 : Categorizing the Environment

BIOTIC factors – living or once living things (plant, animal, bacteria, dead animal)

ABIOTIC factors – non-living things (rock, temperature, water, sunlight)


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Categorizing the Environment

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Separate your cards into a biotic and abiotic pile.

Label with back of each card as biotic or abiotic.

BIOTIC factors – living or once living things (plant, animal, bacteria, dead animal)

ABIOTIC factors – non-living things (rock, temperature, water, sunlight)


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Categorizing the Environment

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BIOTIC factors are categorized based on the way they get food. All organisms are considered PRODUCERS or CONSUMERS.

PRODUCER – any organism capable of making its own food (plants, blue-green algae.)

CONSUMER – any organism that eats other organisms for food (rabbit, ant, lion.)


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Categorizing the Environment

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Separate your biotic cards into a producer and consumer pile.

Label with back of each card as producer or consumer.

PRODUCER – any organism capable of making its own food (plants, blue-green algae.)

CONSUMER – any organism that eats other organisms for food (rabbit, ant, lion.)


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Categorizing the Environment

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CONSUMERS can be broken into many categories based on the types of organisms they eat. These include:

Herbivore

Omnivore

Carnivore


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Categorizing the Environment

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CONSUMERS can also be examined based on the types of relationships they share. A common relationship in nature is the PREDATOR / PREY relationship.

PREDATOR – any organism that preys (hunts and consumes) on another organism.

PREY – the organism being hunted and eaten.

Example: A lion hunts and eats a gazelle.


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Categorizing the Environment

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Examine your consumer cards. Are any of your examples predators or prey?

Label with back of each card as predator or prey. Some organisms can be both.

For each labeled predator, give an example of what it would prey on.

For each labeled prey, give an example of a predator that would eat it.

PREDATOR – any organism that preys (hunts and consumes) on another organism.

PREY – the organism being hunted and eaten.


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