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Ecological Organization

Taylor

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1Overview
  • Ecosystems are organized into levels similarly to how school is organized
  • Ecosystems can be studied at any one of the levels, no matter how small or large
2Levels of Organization
  • 1. Species - a group of organisms that are genetically related and can breed to produce fertile young
  • 2. Population - a group of organisms belonging to the same species that live in the same area and interact with one another
  • 3. Community - all of the populations of different species that live in the same area and interact with one another
3Levels of Organization Cont.
  • 4. Ecosystem - includes the living organisms in an area and the non-living aspects of the environment
  • 5. Biosphere - the part of the planet with living organisms
4Ecosystem Questions Chart
Source: Ecosystems Questions Chart (https://flexbooks.ck12.org/cbook/ck-12-middle-school-life-science-2.0/section/12.2/primary/lesson/levels-of-ecological-organization-ms-ls/)
5Video
https://youtu.be/1JSS8XIYcgU
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Ecological Organization

By Taylor

generalmiddle

5Slides

See what’s covered

1Overview
  • Ecosystems are organized into levels similarly to how school is organized
  • Ecosystems can be studied at any one of the levels, no matter how small or large
2Levels of Organization
  • 1. Species - a group of organisms that are genetically related and can breed to produce fertile young
  • 2. Population - a group of organisms belonging to the same species that live in the same area and interact with one another
  • 3. Community - all of the populations of different species that live in the same area and interact with one another
3Levels of Organization Cont.
  • 4. Ecosystem - includes the living organisms in an area and the non-living aspects of the environment
  • 5. Biosphere - the part of the planet with living organisms
4Ecosystem Questions Chart
Source: Ecosystems Questions Chart (https://flexbooks.ck12.org/cbook/ck-12-middle-school-life-science-2.0/section/12.2/primary/lesson/levels-of-ecological-organization-ms-ls/)
5Video
https://youtu.be/1JSS8XIYcgU
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