Ecosystem
What is an ecosystem? <ul><li>An ecosystem refers to all the animals and plants found in one place, and the way they all l...
What is an environment? <ul><li>Everything that affects an animal makes up its environment - where it lives, the weather a...
Animal Adaptation <ul><li>All living things have to be suited to their environment if they are to survive. </li></ul><ul><...
How is the seal adapted to its environment? Flippers to help it swim. Streamlined shape. Thick layer of body fat to keep i...
Homes and Habitats <ul><li>The place where an animal lives is called its habitat. </li></ul><ul><li>An animal lives where ...
Living things <ul><li>All living things (organisms) need food (nourishment) to live. </li></ul><ul><li>Living things in an...
Herbivores <ul><li>Some animals do not eat other animals. They survive on plants and are known as “herbivores”. </li></ul>
Carnivores <ul><li>Some animals, like the kingfisher, eat only other animals. These animals are called “carnivores”. </li>...
Omnivores <ul><li>Some animals, like us, eat both plants and animals.  </li></ul><ul><li>These animals are called “omnivor...
Producers <ul><li>Plants are called  producers , because they make their own food inside themselves. </li></ul>
Consumers <ul><li>Animals are  consumers  because they “eat” (consume) food provided by plants or other animals. </li></ul>
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Ecosystem

  1. 1. Ecosystem
  2. 2. What is an ecosystem? <ul><li>An ecosystem refers to all the animals and plants found in one place, and the way they all live together. </li></ul><ul><li>Different plants and animals live in different ecosystems. </li></ul><ul><li>Different ecosystems can be close together. </li></ul><ul><li>Some animals belong to several ecosystems. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is an environment? <ul><li>Everything that affects an animal makes up its environment - where it lives, the weather and all the living things it comes into contact with. </li></ul><ul><li>Every living thing, including people, has an effect upon the environment. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Animal Adaptation <ul><li>All living things have to be suited to their environment if they are to survive. </li></ul><ul><li>Fish have streamlined bodies, fins and specially shaped tails to help them move quickly and easily through the water. </li></ul><ul><li>Squirrels have sharp, strong claws for gripping tree trunks and branches and strong teeth for eating nuts. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How is the seal adapted to its environment? Flippers to help it swim. Streamlined shape. Thick layer of body fat to keep it warm. Strong teeth to catch fish. Forward-facing eyes for clear vision ahead. Hind legs have evolved into a a strong rudder-like tail.
  6. 6. Homes and Habitats <ul><li>The place where an animal lives is called its habitat. </li></ul><ul><li>An animal lives where it can find food, water, shelter and a mate. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Living things <ul><li>All living things (organisms) need food (nourishment) to live. </li></ul><ul><li>Living things in an ecosystem depend on each other for food. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Herbivores <ul><li>Some animals do not eat other animals. They survive on plants and are known as “herbivores”. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Carnivores <ul><li>Some animals, like the kingfisher, eat only other animals. These animals are called “carnivores”. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Omnivores <ul><li>Some animals, like us, eat both plants and animals. </li></ul><ul><li>These animals are called “omnivores”. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Producers <ul><li>Plants are called producers , because they make their own food inside themselves. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Consumers <ul><li>Animals are consumers because they “eat” (consume) food provided by plants or other animals. </li></ul>

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