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6th Grade Science / Lesson 4 - Who Lives Here?

Who Lives Where?
What will we be learning today?


  • In this lesson, we are going to learn all about who lives where.


Who Lives Where?


  • Can a water lily grow in a desert? Why or why not? The nonliving parts of an ecosystem, such as water, temperature, and soil, determine what can live there.

  • An organism must have certain characteristics in order to survive in any given ecosystem. A water lily, for example, could not survive in the desert. On the other hand, a cactus can survive in the desert because its thick covering keeps it from drying out.


Who Lives Where?


  • The interaction between nonliving and living parts causes changes in the ecosystem. In time, as conditions change, one or more populations may be replaced by other populations.


Who Lives Where?


  • Living things are organized internally from cells to tissues to organs to organ systems. They are also organized into populations and communities, based on the way they get along or interact in their environment. Some populations provide food for others. Many plants, for example, provide food.


Let's Review What We Learned Today!


  • Now complete your worksheet!!