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Fifth Grade Science Ecosystems Marilyn King
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Ecosystems An ecosystem is all living and nonliving things in an area.
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Ecosystem is derived from the Greek word oikos, for “house,” eco-is the combining form meaning “environment or habitat.”
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An Ecosystem may be very small such as: A backyard A pond A playground
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Some may be very large like: The deserts of Africa The rain forest of Brazil The saltwater oceans
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All ecosystems have the same parts: Abiotic Factors Biotic Factors
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Abiotic Factors The nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
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Unformatted text preview: They include water, minerals, sunlight, air, climate, and soil. Biotic Factors The living parts of an ecosystem. They include animals, plants, fungi, protists, and bacteria. All organisms of a species living in the same area make up its population. All the populations living in an area make up a community. Describe your own community and the population you will find there. Our Community Focus on your school What living things do you see? What nonliving things help you survive?...
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