Ecosystems

3rd Grade, Research and Inquiry Activities

1. Connect to this link: http://www.pbs.org/earthonedge/ecosystems/.
2. Read all the information on this Web page about ecosystems. Note: To complete the exercise, read only the information on this page. Do not click for further information.

3. On a blank sheet of paper, write the answers to the following fill in blanks questions. Use the words below to fill in the blanks.

forest ecosystems / coastal ecosystems / agro ecosystems / urban ecosystems / freshwater ecosystems / grassland ecosystems

a) The __________ has cities and suburbs.

b) The __________ has mostly trees.

c) The __________ contains the water we drink and the fish we eat.

d) The __________ has to do with farming and livestock.

e) The __________ contains the food for grazing animals.

f) The __________ has reefs where we see a variety of fishes.

For additional information on ecosystems, go to http://www.kidsplanet.org/wol/index.html