Few days ago, 4B started a new unit about eco-systems. 4B didn’t really know what it was so we made a mind map about it. We used BrainPop for this activity, we first watched a video about ecosystems and later we made a mind map about it.
In that video they told me things about different habitats, communities, populations and organisms. Habitats are different places were different animals live in, such as an water ecosystems and desert ecosystems and rain forest ecosystems. Ecosystems are made out of nonliving or living organisms. Living organisms will grow or walk or talk, for example a plant. A plant is a living organism because it grows and changes. A non living organism can’t walk talk or do anything, for example soil. Soil can’t grow or anything it just stays on the ground.
In a habitat animals build up their own community and do what they are supposed to do to keep the ecosystem going. A desert ecosystem has there own animals and plants, in the desert ecosystem cacti can store water, kangaroo rats sleep underground where it’s less hot. Some organisms can be divided into different places, but they each have a home and the meaning of populations it when one type of organism gets divided into different places around the world.
I learned that ecosystems are a really important thing in our planet.