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Introduction to ecosystems

The desert ecosystem

Introduction to ecosystems

Online Activities
[Online activities]: n Activities related to this topic
Ecosystems - Half a Minute Game
Ecosystems - Interactive Diagram
Ecosystems - Fling the teacher
[Podcast]: n Audio file for playback on mobile devices and personal computers

What is an ecosystem?
An ecosystem is a community of living organisms (plants and animals) sharing an environment. The largest ecosystems are called biomes.

What is a biome?
A biome is a very large ecosystem e.g. Tropical Rainforest. The map below shows 9 of the world's main biomes.

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