5th Grade Ch. 5 Lesson 3 What Are Water Ecosystems

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5th Grade Ch. 5 Lesson 3 What Are Water Ecosystems

  1. 1. Lesson 3 What are water ecosystems?
  2. 2. river otter <ul><li>river animals incl.- otters, ducks, crayfish </li></ul><ul><li>river plants & animals can not live in ocean- too salty </li></ul><ul><li>some flow fast- some flow slow </li></ul>rivers
  3. 3. <ul><li>wetlands animals incl.- alligators, deer, fish </li></ul><ul><li>plants, animals & microorganisms act as filters- clean water </li></ul><ul><li>partly covered by water or flooded at least part of each year </li></ul>wetlands
  4. 5. estuary <ul><li>Places where rivers flow  oceans </li></ul><ul><li>Salty (not as salty as ocean) </li></ul>
  5. 6. types of wetlands Everglades swamps salt marshes many trees & bushes grassy wetlands @ edges of estuaries
  6. 7. salt marsh
  7. 9. swamp
  8. 11. grow well in water w/o much nutrients or oxygen many kinds of plants & animals warm, shallow waters coral reefs
  9. 14. no plants b/c no sun organisms adapted to cold, darkness & very high water pressure deep sea
  10. 15. angler fish
  11. 21. Create a Creature <ul><li>You are an animal that lives 600 m below the surface of the ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>The temperature of the water at this depth is 6 degrees Celsius, just six degrees above the freezing point of water! </li></ul><ul><li>The pressure on you is tremendous, so you must remain small and compact. You are in constant darkness. </li></ul>Scary, the deep sea creature

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