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“SAN MIGUEL” ARMILLA (Granada)

CURSO ESCOLAR 2012/2013 5. “THE ECOSYSTEMS” - 4th grade

UNIT 5: T H E E C O SY ST E M S

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4th grade Name:________________________________________ Date:___________ UNIT 5: THE WORD living things ECOSYSTEMS PICTURE THIS WORD MEANS… seres vivos non-living things seres inertes ecosystem ecosistema physical environment entorno físico environment medio ambiente terrestrial ecosystems ecosistemas terrestres forest bosque grassland pradera desert desierto freshwater ecosystems ecosistemas de agua dulce saltwater ecosystems ecosistemas de agua salada @Ana Belén García Naveros www.I.ceipsanmiguel4.P.blogspot.C. “THE ECOSYSTEMS” .E.com 2 . “SAN MIGUEL” ARMILLA (Granada) CURSO ESCOLAR 2012/2013 5.

I.blogspot.C.P.ceipsanmiguel4.com 3 . “THE ECOSYSTEMS” . “SAN MIGUEL” ARMILLA (Granada) CURSO ESCOLAR 2012/2013 5.E.4th grade WORD producers THIS WORD MEANS… productores PICTURE consumers consumidores food chain cadena alimentaria competition competencia cooperation cooperación deforestation deforestación pollution polución overexploitation sobreexplotación erosion erosión protected areas áreas protegidas national park parque nacional @Ana Belén García Naveros www.

 Terrestrial ecosystems: forests. 1.I. They are classified as land and water. There sizes are varied.blogspot. etc . THE ECOSYSTEM S Every living thing has different needs and lives in the place where they can satisfy. They are classified as land and water. “SAN MIGUEL” ARMILLA (Granada) CURSO ESCOLAR 2012/2013 5. deserts.P. TYPES OF ECOSYSTEMS. Living things are plants. The physical environment is where living things live. PRINCIPAL ECOSYSTEMS LAND ECOSYSTEMS GRASSLAND FOREST DESERT WATER ECOSYSTEMS @Ana Belén García Naveros www. An ecosystem consists of a set of living things and the place in which they live.  Aquatic ecosystems: freshwater ecosystems and saltwater ecosystems.com 4 FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS SALTWATER ECOSYSTEMS . if it tends to rain or not. grasslands. Ecosystem has two types of components: living things and the physical environment.C. An ecosystem consists of a set of living things and the physical environment in which they live.4th grade UNIT 5.ceipsanmiguel4. Soil. Ecosystems can be very varied.. Also for living things are very important environmental conditions: if it's cold or hot.E. water and rocks are part of the physical environment. animals and other beings (many of them are microscopic) that inhabit it. “THE ECOSYSTEMS” . There are many types.

P.com 5 . COMPETITION occurs when two living beings have the same need. Animals that eat other living things are called consumers.E.ceipsanmiguel4. @Ana Belén García Naveros www. “SAN MIGUEL” ARMILLA (Granada) CURSO ESCOLAR 2012/2013 5. Eg cheetahs and lions in the savannah animals feed on herbivores.blogspot. move in groups for protection. “THE ECOSYSTEMS” .I. For example. To represent how are fed using a scheme called food chain. Those who make their own food are called producers (like plants). FOOD CHAINS Living things in an ecosystem feed off each other. some animals like zebras or fish. COOPERATION occurs when living things work together and benefit each other.4th grade 2.C. THE RELATIONSHIPS IN THE ECOSYSTEM FEEDING Living things depend on each other for food.

ECOSYSTEM PROTECTION Some ecosystems are very valuable environments should care.4th grade 3.I. “SAN MIGUEL” ARMILLA (Granada) CURSO ESCOLAR 2012/2013 5... Sierra Nevada (Granada.blogspot. A national park is a specially valued for its relatively undisturbed nature and traditional activities that take place in it and that respect the environment.  OVEREXPLOITATION occurs when an ecosystem more people collect more plants or animals which may occur naturally. 4. “THE ECOSYSTEMS” .ceipsanmiguel4. Some of them are: Donaña (Huelva.C. the land runs out vegetation and rain and wind drag the ground. In Spain there are 14 National Parks in protecting the natural richness of our land. @Ana Belén García Naveros www.  POLLUTION is caused by human activities that generate waste. Andalucia).E. Andalucia). One way is to declare protected areas. Overexploitation threatening the survival of many living things. Soil loss is called EROSION. Teide (Islas Canarias). In addition.P. ECOSYSTEM PROBLEMS Several problems can occur in ecosystems:  DEFORESTATION is the loss of forests. When deforestation occurs.com 6 . fumes and substances harmful to health and ecosystems. also disappear animals living in the forest.

com 7 .E.cooperation      Those living things whose make owns foods are called ____________________ (like plants). @Ana Belén García Naveros www.ceipsanmiguel4.I.4th grade ACTIVITIES 1) Read and write the correct word.competition .C. “THE ECOSYSTEMS” .blogspot. Animals that eat other living things are called _______________ To represent how are fed using a scheme called____________________ ________________ occurs when two living beings have the same need. “SAN MIGUEL” ARMILLA (Granada) CURSO ESCOLAR 2012/2013 5. _______________occurs when living things work together and benefit each other.consumers .food chain . 2) Color the ecosystems and write their names.P. producers .

C.com 8 . desert .lake . OVEREXPLOITATION DEFORESTATION .river Terrestrial ecosystems Aquatic ecosystems 7) Guessing game! Think of an ecosystem.It is caused by human activities that generate waste.pond .4th grade 3) Listen and write the landscapes that you hear your teacher say. “THE ECOSYSTEMS” .sea . Don’t tell anyone.I. Relationships between species 6) Classify the ecosystems. Zebras live in herds Cows eat grass Relationships within the same species Insects transport pollen.blogspot.It is the loss of forests .ceipsanmiguel4. “SAN MIGUEL” ARMILLA (Granada) CURSO ESCOLAR 2012/2013 5.E.It occurs when an ecosystem more people collect more plants or animals which may occur naturally POLLUTION 5) Copy and complete the table. Wolves hunt in packs.ocean .P. fumes and substances harmful to health and ecosystems .forest . _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ 4) Read and match. Take turns asking and answering question with a partner. @Ana Belén García Naveros www.jungle .

com 9 . “THE ECOSYSTEMS” .ceipsanmiguel4. After.blogspot.P.E. ecosystem ecosystem ecosystem ecosystem 10) PROJECT – ARTS: Christmas decorations from recycled materials We will make Christmas decorations from recycled materials. wolf . “SAN MIGUEL” ARMILLA (Granada) CURSO ESCOLAR 2012/2013 5.I.C.wheat 9) Listen and write where they live.4th grade 8) Write in order these elements to complete the chain food.mouse . Here are some ideas: @Ana Belén García Naveros www. draw them.

“SAN MIGUEL” ARMILLA (Granada) CURSO ESCOLAR 2012/2013 5.I.com 10 .4th grade @Ana Belén García Naveros www.blogspot.P.E.C. “THE ECOSYSTEMS” .ceipsanmiguel4.

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