Unit 3 Lesson 15 Story Selection Ecology for Kids

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Unit 3: Lesson 15
“Ecology for Kids”
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Turn your Text Book to
page 378.
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2
What clues in the text around
the word organisms let you
know what the word means?
Answer
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Answer:
The 1st paragraph talks about
living things on Earth, and the
author refers to “residents.”
These 2 clues lead us to
believe that organisms are
living things.
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Based on the heading and the
first few paragraphs, why do
you think the author wrote
this article?
Answer
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Answer:
The author wants to inform
young people about how they
can know about and help the
environment.
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4
What details help to explain
what an ecosystem is?
Answer
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Answer:
The author gives familiar
examples such as forests,
swamps, lakes, and deserts
to explain what an
ecosystem is.
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What does it mean to have
something directly affect you?
Answer
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Answer:
It means that something that
happens will make me change
or influence me.
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Do you think the people who
cut down large parts of the
rainforest intended to cause
problems?
Answer
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Answer:
Probably not; they just wanted
to be able to grow crops.
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6
Why is it important to know
that the sea covers four-fifths
of the earth’s surface?
Answer
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Answer:
The sea covers such a large
area that problems or
changes in the sea could
affect the way people live.
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8
What problem is created
by over fishing?
Answer
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Answer:
The numbers of fish are
greatly reduced, so some
species are in danger.
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In what ways do some
people make use of the
sea?
Answer
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Answer:
People get food, minerals,
and fossil fuels from the
sea. The sea is used to
transport goods and
people.
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10
What effects can the
sun’s light have on
Earth?
Answer
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Answer:
The sun’s light allows us to see
and provides heat. It provides
what all living things need to
live and grow.
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Why is the ozone layer
important for living things
on Earth?
Answer
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Answer:
The ozone layer protects Earth
from harmful rays of the sun.
If the ozone layer were not
there, those rays would cause
harm to living things.
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