Reading about Ecosystems

http://eschooltoday.com/ecosystems/what-is-an-ecosystem.html

http://www.ducksters.com/science/ecosystems/world_biomes.php

The above two links are website addresses. If you click on them, they will connect to websites on the internet that have information about ecosystems. This type of link is also called a hyperlink.

We are going to read the information and see what we can find out. Let’s get to it!

Here Fishy Fishy!

imageSplish, splash, splosh!

As part of our camp last week 4A took part in an Estuary Discovery session with education officers from Ecologic.

We were able to use all our prior knowledge about estuaries to appreciate the estuary ecosystem at Airey’s Inlet. We learnt how to use the handheld nets and also the larger nets to catch the little fish. We were very careful when handling them to make sure they all survived the process.

It was lots of fun and we got a bit wet (some people got very wet!)

 

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estuary

 

 

 

The Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre

 

Last week, whilst on camp, we visited the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre in Queenscliff. We had a great time with Anne, who taught us about the ecosystem of rock pools, exoskeletons and the threats that exist to endangered species such as leatherback turtles.

What did you learn at the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre?

What did you most enjoy looking at, or even touching, at the Centre?

 

Fish Tank Ecosystem

Last week I asked the students of 4A whether they thought our classroom fish tank was an ecosystem. They used ‘Explain Everything’ to present their findings.

Well done 4A!

Do you have any other types of ecosystems at your home?

Fish Tank Ecosystem

What is an Ecosystem?

The e school today website says,

“An ecosystem includes all of the living things (plants, animals and organisms) in a given area, interacting with each other, and also with their non-living environments (weather, earth, sun, soil, climate, atmosphere).”

Is our fish tank in our classroom an ecosystem? What do you think?

Visit the e school today website and decide – yes or no?

Be sure to justify your answer with reasons.

(Visit the website by clicking on the blue word link e school today. This is called a hyperlink and will open up the website in a new tab for you.)

Biomes with Ducksters

Ducksters

The picture above is a picture link to the Ducksters website. Click on the picture and the website will open in a new tab for you.

This website is a great resource for us to learn about biomes. Specifically, we want to learn about marine biomes.

This website is also a fantastic example of a “kid friendly website”.

What is an interesting fact you learnt today from the Ducksters website?

Did you already know an interesting fact that is on the Ducksters website?