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Elementary


 
Survivor's Guide to the Natural World
All Over the World
The Circle of Life
Eat and Be Eaten
That's the ecology of it...Civilizations across time have investigated livings things. They have attempted to understand how and where they live, how they relate to each other, and how they behave. Scientists now recognize that living organisms are dependent on both the nonliving and living features of a habitat. The elements around us, such as trees, soil, water, and air, form all living organisms. Some of these primary components include nitrogen, oxygen, carbon, and phosphorus. All of these are recyclable and constantly interchange between living and nonliving entities. All life begins with energy from the sun. Plants capture the sun's energy and use it to make food. They are the basic food source for all living creatures. Other organisms rely on plants this primary source in different ways, organized in the food chain. These organisms live in all sorts of arrangements, including niches, habitats, ecosystems, which all form the larger arrangements called biomes. Within all these systems, there are producers, those organisms that can photosynthesize, consumers that eat the producers, and decomposers that break down living materials into the original inorganic elements. The world is composed of a hierarchy of environments called biomes. Examples of biomes include forest, desert, grassland, tundra, and mountain, among others. In all these environments, organisms establish themselves as producers, consumers and decomposers. Biomass is the term for plant material or agricultural waste used as a fuel or energy source. It may eventually be used as a fuel source and possibly even replace some fossil fuels.
What is That?!
Growing up Green
What is That?!
Growing up Green
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Secondary


 
Survivor's Guide to the Natural World
All Over the World
The Circle of Life
Eat and Be Eaten
That's the ecology of it...Civilizations across time have investigated livings things. They have attempted to understand how and where they live, how they relate to each other, and how they behave. Scientists now recognize that living organisms are dependent on both the nonliving and living features of a habitat. The elements around us, such as trees, soil, water, and air, form all living organisms. Some of these primary components include nitrogen, oxygen, carbon, and phosphorus. All of these are recyclable and constantly interchange between living and nonliving entities. All life begins with energy from the sun. Plants capture the sun's energy and use it to make food. They are the basic food source for all living creatures. Other organisms rely on plants this primary source in different ways, organized in the food chain. These organisms live in all sorts of arrangements, including niches, habitats, ecosystems, which all form the larger arrangements called biomes. Within all these systems, there are producers, those organisms that can photosynthesize, consumers that eat the producers, and decomposers that break down living materials into the original inorganic elements. The world is composed of a hierarchy of environments called biomes. Examples of biomes include forest, desert, grassland, tundra, and mountain, among others. In all these environments, organisms establish themselves as producers, consumers and decomposers. Biomass is the term for plant material or agricultural waste used as a fuel or energy source. It may eventually be used as a fuel source and possibly even replace some fossil fuels.
What is That?!
Growing up Green
What is That?!
Growing up Green
<<Back