In order to grow and flourish, living things need support of an ecosystem. In this video, students will get an overview of the parts that make up an ecosystem. All ecosystems have one thing in common — they are comprised of living and non-living parts. Non-living parts determine the type of living organisms that live in a particular area. Living parts of an ecosystem include producers, consumers, and decomposers. Living things in an ecosystem form a community, which is made up of different populations. In nature, all the parts of an ecosystem work together to reach a balance. However, human activities, such as cutting down trees and hunting animals, may disrupt this balance. Since we depend on these systems for food and resources, we must take certain measures to keep them happy and healthy.
This video satisfies the 5-LS2-1 requirement of fifth-grade science proficiency.
Students who demonstrate understanding can: 5-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.