miércoles, 25 de enero de 2017

5º AND 6º. Unit 5.Ecosystems

5º and 6º. Unit 5.Ecosystems

 



Each individual plant and animal could not exist by itself on planet Earth. All living organisms need millions of other living organisms to survive. How these organisms interact with the sun, soil, water, air and each other in a specific area is called an ecosystem. An ecosystem describes a specific area where the organisms work together as a unit. It could be any size from a tiny pool of water to hundreds of square miles of desert. Each ecosystem is different and each has established a balance over time that is important to every form of life within the ecosystem.


Each individual plant and animal could not exist by itself on planet Earth. All living organisms need millions of other living organisms to survive. How these organisms interact with the sun, soil, water, air and each other in a specific area is called an ecosystem. An ecosystem describes a specific area where the organisms work together as a unit. It could be any size from a tiny pool of water to hundreds of square miles of desert. Each ecosystem is different and each has established a balance over time that is important to every form of life within the ecosystem.

Read more at: http://www.ducksters.com/science/ecosystems/world_biomes.php
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Play the game
http://www.primaria.librosvivos.net/archivosCMS/3/3/16/usuarios/103294/9/5EP_Cono_in_ud5_ecosistemas_naturales_1/frame_prim.swf

What makes up an ecosystem?

   An ecosystem is made up of biotic and abiotic components which include plants, animals and the environment in which they are found. The living or biotic components are made up of producers, consumers and decomposers. Some of the non-living or abiotic components include sunlight, temperature, water and soil.

 


http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/reproducibles/sc970818d.htm


GAMES
  
http://pbskids.org/plumlanding/games/ecosystem/mountain_scramble.html


http://pbskids.org/plumlanding/games/ecosystem/feed_the_dingo.html
 
DIFFERENT ECOSYSTEM AND HABITATS



Scientists discuss some general ecosystem types. They call them biomes. A biome is a large area on the Earth's surface that is defined by the types of animals and plants living there. A biome can be partially defined by the local climate patterns. You may also have more than one type of biome within a larger climate zone. Here is a short list of possible biomes.

- Tropical Rainforest (Think about Brazil)
- Tropical Savanna (Think about Africa)
- Desert (Think about the middle east)
- Mediterranean Woodland (Think about coniferous forests)
- Mid-latitude Grassland (Think about Oklahoma)
- Mid-latitude Deciduous Forest (Think about the east coast of North America)
- Tundra (Think about frozen plains of Alaska)
- Ice Caps (Think about the poles)


Games

http://pbskids.org/plumlanding/games/

 

FOOF CHAINS AND WEBS



Food Chain

Food Chain

Read more at: http://www.ducksters.com/science/ecosystems/food_chain_and_web.php
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Every living plant and animal must have energy to survive. Plants rely on the soil, water, and the sun for energy. Animals rely on plants as well as other animals for energy. In an ecosystem, plants and animals all rely on each other to live. Scientists sometimes describe this dependence using a food chain or a food web. Food Chain A food chain describes how different organisms eat each other, starting out with a plant and ending with an animal. For example, you could write the food chain for a lion like this: grass ---> zebra ---> lion The lion eats the zebra, which eats the grass.

The Food Chain
Every living thing needs energy in order to live. Everytime animals do something (run, jump) they use energy to do so.

Animals get energy from the food they eat, and all living things get energy from food. Plants use sunlight, water and nutrients to get energy (in a process called photosynthesis). Energy is necessary for living beings to grow.
A food chain shows how each living thing gets food, and how nutrients and energy are passed from creature to creature. Food chains begin with plant-life, and end with animal-life. Some animals eat plants, some animals eat other animals. 

GAME
http://sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/foodchaingame.htm
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WHAR ARE THESE ANIMALS?

https://youtu.be/qFMrTvOSwAA

The Desert Ecosystem

 

The Amazon Rainforest

Sabana Glassland

The Tundra 

   

Marine Ecosystems

 

Our home

  Biomes are large regions of the world with similar plants, animals, and other living things that are adapted to the climate and other conditions. Explore the links below to learn more about different biomes.

http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/ecosystems.html

 

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miércoles, 11 de enero de 2017

5º. Unit 4.THE PLANT KINGDOM



5º. Unit 4.THE PLANT KINGDOM
The Plantae Kingdom is made up of all the plants that you see each day. Most plants are multi-cellular, meaning that they consist of many cells. Different types of plants include trees, grass, flowers, and some types of algae. 
 Plants use the light from the Sun to produce their own food. This allows them to grow almost anywhere, as long as there is enough water.
 Plants get their green color from the chlorophyll which is found inside of their cells. Plants use chlorophyll to collect energy from the light of the Sun. They then use this energy to create food. In this process, they create the food we eat and the oxygen we need to breathe. Plants are very important to the life of almost every other living thing.

  • Flowering Plants


Flowering plants at the adult stage, the plant produces flowers which can develop into fruits and seeds after being pollinated and fertilized. Rose, hibiscus, sunflower, mango, mango, banana, and papaya are flowering plants. The scientific name for flowering plants is Angiosperms.

This is the most abundant and widespread group of plants on Earth. Flowering plants are found in most habitats, from deserts to polar regions, and include species of trees, shrubs, and herbs. The flowers are the reproductive structures that produce new plants.




Angiosperms are plants that are seed-bearing. Their reproductive structures are flowers were the ovules are enclosed in an ovary. Angiosperms can found in most habitats from forests, grasslands, sea margins and even deserts. The leaves of an angiosperms are flat. Examples of Angiosperms are grass, Apples, Oranges and Bananas.

Gymnosperms are seed-bearing plants, such as conifers fir trees, pine trees,The ovules or seeds are not enclosed in an ovary. Gymnosperms are plants that the seeds are exposed.


  • Non-flowering plants

 Non- flowering plants do not carry flowers they produce spores, fungi or cones the are used for propagation (reproduction). Algae, moss, fern and conifer are no flowering plants.

 There are some non-flowering plants that don't produce seeds. Instead, they use spores to reproduce. Spore producing plants include plants such as mosses and ferns. Spores are tiny organisms that usually contain only a single cell. Plants that make spores produce huge numbers of them. Because they are so small and light, they can be dispersed by the wind to new locations where they can grow.
 GAME
http://www.primarygames.com/science/flowers/games/letmegrow/
 



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PARTS OF PLANTS



  • Plants start from seeds (most of them, anyway)
  • Plants have roots
  • Plants have stems
  • Plants have leaves

  • Plants need soil, sun and water to live
  • Plants make their own food (photosynthesis)
  • All plants give us oxygen
 
GAMES
http://www.softschools.com/science/plants/plant_parts/

http://www.firstschoolyears.com/science/living/interactive/growing-plants.swf
PLANTS NUTRITION AND RESPIRATION


VIDEO
  LINKS

https://youtu.be/X6TLFZUC9gI