What is an Ecosystem? at Carson Gore

Today’s lesson was about ecosystems.  We learned that an ecosystem is an interconnected set of relationships between living things and resources in a given area. All species in the ecosystem are important and dependent on other members of the ecosystem.  If one group is damaged it affects everything else in the ecosystem.  The kids also learned about the meaning of biodiversity.  Students read a book called ‘Because of an Acorn’ that focused on the interconnectedness of species in a forest.  Then we went into the garden and looked for a relationship between living things and drew a picture of it.  For snack we had strawberries from the garden!

Here, K drew the relationship between birds and seeds.  The birds eat seeds of certain plants and also help the plant by dispersing seeds.

Here, my student K drew the relationship between birds and seeds.  The birds eat seeds of certain plants and also help the plant by dispersing seeds.

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Olivia McClintock