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Standard 5.L.4A

5.L.4A Ecosystems are complex, interactive systems that include both the living components (biotic factors) and physical components (abiotic factors) of the environment. Ecosystems can be classified as either terrestrial (such as forests, wetlands, and...

Grade(s): 5

Subject(s): Science

Year: 2014

Type
Fox Squirrel | What's Wild
Fox Squirrel | What's Wild

Video

This episode of What's Wild observes some peculiar behaviors squirrel species have and the nutty ways they benefit the environment. To find North America's largest tree squirrel, we'll travel to one...
Webster's Salamander | What's Wild
Webster's Salamander | What's Wild

Video

In this episode of What's Wild, we're heading west to discover one of South Carolina's rarest amphibians. Found only in a few isolated areas, the Webster's Salamander is considered an endangered...
Marshland Crabs | What's Wild
Marshland Crabs | What's Wild

Video

We're exploring one of South Carolina's most productive and serene environments, the saltwater marsh. This rich and diverse ecosystem, brimming with marine species, has a dynamic rhythm that beats to...
Ecosystems!
Ecosystems!

Lesson

Students will use prior knowledge of abiotic and biotic factors in terrestrial ecosystems to explore estuaries and swamps. Students will research other ecosystems to gather enough information to...