Life Science: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

Grade(s): 5

Subject(s): Science

Year: 2014

Type
Carrion Beetle | What's Wild
Carrion Beetle | What's Wild

Video

This edition of What's Wild is all about the American Carrion Beetle, one of the best bugs in the business when it comes to decomposition. We'll also be traveling to Clemson University, where...
Fox Squirrel | What's Wild
Fox Squirrel | What's Wild

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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...
Carnivorous Plants | What's Wild
Carnivorous Plants | What's Wild

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In this edition of What's Wild, we'll be taking a look at some native South Carolina plants with a big appetite! There are approximately thirty-one species of carnivorous plants throughout the state...
Webster's Salamander | What's Wild
Webster's Salamander | What's Wild

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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

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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...
Red Cockaded Woodpecker | What's Wild
Red Cockaded Woodpecker | What's Wild

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In our first episode of What’s Wild, we’re traveling to the Sandhills and checking out the Red Cockaded Woodpecker! Let’s see how this threatened bird species adapts to life in this unique ecosystem...
Carrick Creek Overview | RiverVenture
Carrick Creek Overview | RiverVenture

Video

This mountain stream is nestled in the Blue Ridge Escarpment of South Carolina. Carrick Creek flows within the Saluda watershed, the beginning of a river journey moving water from the mountains to the...
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...