Chapter 56: Ecosystems contains external links to:

  • Blue Water Tutorial
  • The Dirt on Soil
  • Crowding in an Ecosystem
  • Make an Aquarium
  • Wetlands Experiment

This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.

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Blue Water Tutorial

by Alison Loomis

What is it like in the open ocean's depths? What kind of creatures live there? This series of pages describes characteristics of the ocean and some of the unusual creatures that live there. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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The Dirt on Soil

by Alison Loomis

We know less about life in the earth under our feet than we do about the far side of the moon. Yet every plant and animal you can think of depends on this vast hidden ecosystem. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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This experiment looks at the effects of a Dense Plant Population. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Make An Aquarium

by Alison Loomis

In this experiment, students make their own aquatic ecosystem and observe the interaction between living and non-living things. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Wetlands Experiment

by Alison Loomis

Discover how SciGirls conducted a wetland mini-bioblitz, and how you can model the way wetlands clean water. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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