Step 1. Questions
All the living and nonliving things in one place make up an ecosystem. Earth has many different ecosystems. Some are dry, others are wet. Some are hot, others are cool, and still others are very cold. All are homes to different plants, animals, and other forms of life.
For this e-Journal, you will report on an ecosystem of your choice. Here are some questions to guide your research about the ecosystem.
Are you ready? Begin by visiting the first three Web sites listed in Step 2. Look for the answers to the questions listed above, and write down what you learn in the note-taking boxes.
- What is the ecosystem like? Describe its temperature, rainfall, and other features.
- What kinds of plants and animals live in the ecosystem?
- Where on Earth are examples of the ecosystem?
- What can change or damage the ecosystem? How can people protect the ecosystem?
- What questions do you have about the ecosystem?
You may choose to use search engines to research other Web sites. Or visit the library and look in books, journals, or encyclopedias. When you are ready, follow Steps 3 and 4 to write your report.
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!