What Is Ecology

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What Is Ecology

  1. 1. Sit in the same number Warmup. What are five things you’d expect to see in nature? What makes a habitat?
  2. 2. What is ecology? <ul><li>The Study of Ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>So what is an ecosystem! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Careers <ul><li>Ecologists, </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors </li></ul><ul><li>Disease specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Forestry </li></ul><ul><li>Wildife management </li></ul>
  4. 8. Interactions <ul><li>Parasites </li></ul>
  5. 9. Predator Prey
  6. 10. Food and energy needs <ul><li>What do organisms need to survive? </li></ul><ul><li>How do organisms get what they need? </li></ul>
  7. 11. Food Chains <ul><li>How do food chains work </li></ul>
  8. 12. Nutrient Cycles <ul><li>How do nutrients move in an ecosystem. </li></ul><ul><li>Decomposers </li></ul><ul><li>watson </li></ul>
  9. 13. Biomes <ul><li>Learn about the different biomes in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Deserts, Icy tundra, Ocean </li></ul>
  10. 14. Discussion <ul><li>What are 5 things you would expect to see in nature </li></ul><ul><li>What is an ecosystem? </li></ul>
  11. 15. Posters <ul><li>List as many important factors and characteristics of an ecosystem as you can </li></ul><ul><li>Come up with a definition of an ecosystem. </li></ul>Important Characteristics: . . . . . . .
  12. 16. Two Groups <ul><li>Come up with two groups you can fit everything from your ecosystem into. </li></ul>
  13. 17. Biotic vs Abiotic
  14. 18. <ul><li>How can we add biotic and abiotic to our definitions. </li></ul><ul><li>You definition should fit with the following official book definition: </li></ul><ul><li>An ecosystem is an area with interacting biotic and abiotic factors </li></ul>
  15. 19. <ul><li>Make a list of biotic factors </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of Abiotic factors </li></ul><ul><li>How do they affect each other. </li></ul>
  16. 20. What is an ecosystem? <ul><li>Write four things you notice about this ecosystem </li></ul>
  17. 22. Ecosystems- What are the biotic and abiotic factors?
  18. 24. Summary <ul><li>What is an ecosystem? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the difference Between Biotic and Abiotic </li></ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Give a description of the ecosystem at home. Describe your house, your yard, your neighborhood etc. list 3 biotic and 3 abiotic factors and describe how at least one biotic and abiotic factor interact </li></ul><ul><li>Safety contract </li></ul>
  19. 25. Rain forest <ul><li>Layers of living things </li></ul><ul><li>Plants </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Frogs have distress calls </li></ul><ul><li>Ants are a population that depends on each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Build a home in the soil </li></ul><ul><li>Depend on leaves that grow fungus </li></ul><ul><li>How did the snake stay safe? </li></ul><ul><li>Where does the giant frog live? </li></ul><ul><li>What are its adaptations that allow it to live in the tree? </li></ul><ul><li>688-693 </li></ul>

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