Harcourt Journeys: Story Selection Copyright © 2012 Kelly Mott

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Harcourt Journeys: Story Selection Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Slide 2 Unit 3: Lesson 15 Ecology for Kids Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Slide 3 Turn your Text Book to page 378. Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Slide 4 Slide 5 Slide 6 2 1 Slide 7 What clues in the text around the word organisms let you know what the word means? Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Answer Slide 8 Answer: The 1 st 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. Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Slide 9 Based on the heading and the first few paragraphs, why do you think the author wrote this article? Copyright 2011 Kelly Mott Answer Slide 10 Answer: The author wants to inform young people about how they can know about and help the environment. Copyright 2011 Kelly Mott Slide 11 Slide 12 4 3 Slide 13 What details help to explain what an ecosystem is? Copyright 2011 Kelly Mott Answer Slide 14 Answer: The author gives familiar examples such as forests, swamps, lakes, and deserts to explain what an ecosystem is. Copyright 2011 Kelly Mott Slide 15 What does it mean to have something directly affect you? Copyright 2021 Kelly Mott Answer Slide 16 Answer: It means that something that happens will make me change or influence me. Copyright 2012Kelly Mott Slide 17 5 Slide 18 Do you think the people who cut down large parts of the rainforest intended to cause problems? Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Answer Slide 19 Answer: Probably not; they just wanted to be able to grow crops. Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Slide 20 6 Slide 21 Why is it important to know that the sea covers four-fifths of the earths surface? Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Answer Slide 22 Answer: The sea covers such a large area that problems or changes in the sea could affect the way people live. Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Slide 23 8 7 Slide 24 What problem is created by over fishing? Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Answer Slide 25 Answer: The numbers of fish are greatly reduced, so some species are in danger. Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Slide 26 In what ways do some people make use of the sea? Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Answer Slide 27 Answer: People get food, minerals, and fossil fuels from the sea. The sea is used to transport goods and people. Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Slide 28 10 9 Slide 29 What effects can the suns light have on Earth? Copyright 2011 Kelly Mott Answer Slide 30 Answer: The suns light allows us to see and provides heat. It provides what all living things need to live and grow. Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Slide 31 Why is the ozone layer important for living things on Earth? Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Answer Slide 32 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. Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Slide 33 Slide 34 Slide 35 Projectable 15.3 Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Slide 36 Slide 37 Slide 38 Projectable 15.4 Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Slide 39 Slide 40 Slide 41 Slide 42 How did you do? Copyright 2012 Kelly Mott Slide 43