Ecosystems Lesson #1
Aquarium: a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals
Terrarium: an enclosed area for keeping and raising animals or plants
ecosystem:all living things including microorganisms, existing in a community of living organismsAn ecosystem includes nonliving elements, too. (air, water, sunlight, etc.)
The science concerned with the relationship of living things to each other and to their natural environment:
What do you think? Answer the following questions in your own words: 1.) Name a situation in nature where one living thing depends on another. 2.) Look at the riverbank environment again. Imagine that people began to build a city in this area. What would change? List all changes that you can think of. 3.) What problems might occur when humans interfere with an environment? What could you do to clear up the problems caused by humans?