We are beginning our study of ecosystems this week. What is an ecosystem? An ecosystem includes all of the living things like plants, animals and organisms in a given area that interact with each other, and also with non-living things like weather, sun, soil, and climate.
In an ecosystem, each organism has its’ own special role to play. Last week we used Scholastic Study Jams Science: Ecosystems to learn more about ecosystems. We are excited to continue our nonfiction reading and writing about the savanna, rainforest, desert, polar tundra, temperate forest, and ocean. This is a great website to review our learning in science. Click on the link above to review what we learned.
The video above was posted on a class blog by Mrs. N-C and The Terrific Tuis from New Zealand. The scene is from a forest habitat. It is hard not to laugh as you watch the main characters, Squirrel and Eagle lead their daily life in their forest habitat. Their class used this for a creative writing project to help them come up with strong descriptive sentences. What a great way to get inspired and learn about an ecosystem. Thanks for sharing your great idea with others on your class blog!