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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

NAME:_______________________________________ CLASS:_________

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C.E.I.P. SAN MIGUEL ARMILLA (Granada)

CURSO ESCOLAR 2012/2013 5. THE ECOSYSTEMS - 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 fsico

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

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C.E.I.P. SAN MIGUEL ARMILLA (Granada)

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

WORD
producers

THIS WORD MEANS


productores

PICTURE

consumers

consumidores

food chain

cadena alimentaria

competition

competencia

cooperation

cooperacin

deforestation

deforestacin

pollution

polucin

overexploitation

sobreexplotacin

erosion

erosin

protected areas

reas protegidas

national park

parque nacional

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C.E.I.P. SAN MIGUEL ARMILLA (Granada)

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

UNIT 5. THE ECOSYSTEM S


Every living thing has different needs and lives in the place where they can satisfy. An ecosystem consists of a set of living things and the place in which they live. Ecosystem has two types of components: living things and the physical environment. Living things are plants, animals and other beings (many of them are microscopic) that inhabit it. The physical environment is where living things live. Soil, water and rocks are part of the physical environment. Also for living things are very important environmental conditions: if it's cold or hot, if it tends to rain or not, etc ..

1. TYPES OF ECOSYSTEMS.

An ecosystem consists of a set of living things and the physical environment in which they live.

There are many types. They are classified as land and water. There sizes are varied. Terrestrial ecosystems: forests, grasslands, deserts. Aquatic ecosystems: freshwater ecosystems and saltwater ecosystems. Ecosystems can be very varied. They are classified as land and water.

PRINCIPAL ECOSYSTEMS
LAND ECOSYSTEMS

GRASSLAND

FOREST

DESERT

WATER ECOSYSTEMS

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FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS

SALTWATER ECOSYSTEMS

C.E.I.P. SAN MIGUEL ARMILLA (Granada)

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

2. THE RELATIONSHIPS IN THE ECOSYSTEM

FEEDING
Living things depend on each other for food. Those who make their own food are called producers (like plants). Animals that eat other living things are called consumers.

FOOD CHAINS
Living things in an ecosystem feed off each other. To represent how are fed using a scheme called food chain.

COMPETITION occurs when two living beings have the same need. Eg cheetahs and lions in the savannah animals feed on herbivores. COOPERATION occurs when living things work together and benefit each other. For example, some animals like zebras or fish, move in groups for protection.

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

3. ECOSYSTEM PROBLEMS

Several problems can occur in ecosystems: DEFORESTATION is the loss of forests. When deforestation occurs, also disappear animals living in the forest. In addition, the land runs out vegetation and rain and wind drag the ground. Soil loss is called EROSION. POLLUTION is caused by human activities that generate waste, fumes and substances harmful to health and ecosystems. OVEREXPLOITATION occurs when an ecosystem more people collect more plants or animals which may occur naturally. Overexploitation threatening the survival of many living things.

4. ECOSYSTEM PROTECTION
Some ecosystems are very valuable environments should care. One way is to declare protected areas. 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.

In Spain there are 14 National Parks in protecting the natural richness of our land. Some of them are: Donaa (Huelva, Andalucia), Sierra Nevada (Granada, Andalucia), Teide (Islas Canarias)...

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C.E.I.P. SAN MIGUEL ARMILLA (Granada)

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

ACTIVITIES
1) Read and write the correct word. producers - consumers - food chain - competition - cooperation Those living things whose make owns foods are called ____________________ (like plants). 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. _______________occurs when living things work together and benefit each other.

2) Color the ecosystems and write their names.

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C.E.I.P. SAN MIGUEL ARMILLA (Granada)

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

3) Listen and write the landscapes that you hear your teacher say.
_________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________

4) Read and match. OVEREXPLOITATION DEFORESTATION - It is the loss of forests - It is caused by human activities that generate waste, fumes and substances harmful to health and ecosystems - It occurs when an ecosystem more people collect more plants or animals which may occur naturally

POLLUTION

5) Copy and complete the table. Zebras live in herds Cows eat grass Relationships within the same species Insects transport pollen. Wolves hunt in packs. Relationships between species

6) Classify the ecosystems. desert - pond - lake - ocean - forest - sea - jungle - river Terrestrial ecosystems Aquatic ecosystems

7) Guessing game! Think of an ecosystem. Dont tell anyone. Take turns asking and answering question with a partner.

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C.E.I.P. SAN MIGUEL ARMILLA (Granada)

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

8) Write in order these elements to complete the chain food. After, draw them. wolf - mouse - wheat

9) Listen and write where they live.

ecosystem ecosystem

ecosystem

ecosystem

10) PROJECT ARTS: Christmas decorations from recycled materials We will make Christmas decorations from recycled materials. Here are some ideas:

@Ana Beln Garca Naveros

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C.E.I.P. SAN MIGUEL ARMILLA (Granada)

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

@Ana Beln Garca Naveros

www.ceipsanmiguel4.blogspot.com

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