Ch 3: Glencoe Biology Chapter 3: Communities, Biomes, and Ecosystems

About This Chapter

The Communities, Biomes, and Ecosystems chapter of this Glencoe Biology companion course helps students learn essential ecology lessons. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Communities, Biomes, and Ecosystems textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Biology Communities, Biomes, and Ecosystems textbook chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the ecosystem topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, re-watch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Ecological succession
  • Terrestrial ecosystems
  • Deserts, rainforests and coral reefs
  • Tundra, taiga and coastlines
  • Freshwater biomes
  • Ocean ecosystems

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6 Lessons in Chapter 3: Glencoe Biology Chapter 3: Communities, Biomes, and Ecosystems
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Ecological Succession: From Pioneer to Climax Communities

1. Ecological Succession: From Pioneer to Climax Communities

Just as people grow and change so, too, do ecosystems. Watch this lesson to learn about ecological succession from the beginning stages of development to a community's ultimate destination, or climax.

Succession in Freshwater and Terrestrial Ecosystems

2. Succession in Freshwater and Terrestrial Ecosystems

The world's many freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems are constantly changing. This lesson will discuss how these ecosystems change over time and how they recover after disturbances occur.

Biomes: Desert, Tropical Rainforest, Savanna, Coral Reefs & More

3. Biomes: Desert, Tropical Rainforest, Savanna, Coral Reefs & More

Take a trip around the world and learn all about different biomes. Why can you only find certain plants and animals in specific places? What are the most fertile climates on Earth? Watch on to answer these and other questions.

Biomes: Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Grassland, and Coastlines

4. Biomes: Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Grassland, and Coastlines

Take a trip with us in this lesson, starting in the Pacific Ocean, traveling across California through the Central Valley and up to the peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We'll learn how oceans, elevation, and people can determine which types of biomes are found in different areas and check out the Earth's most massive and oldest organisms.

Ecosystems of Oceans and Freshwater: Biological Diversity and Water

5. Ecosystems of Oceans and Freshwater: Biological Diversity and Water

In this lesson, you'll learn about the biodiversity of ecosystems based on water. You will discover that marine, freshwater and a mixture of salt and freshwater create very different ecosystems, which in turn influence the amount of biodiversity that is found in these habitats.

Freshwater Biomes: Climate, Locations, Plants & Animals

6. Freshwater Biomes: Climate, Locations, Plants & Animals

Freshwater biomes are very important to life on Earth. They are home to many different species and provide a lot of resources. In this lesson, we will go over what a freshwater biome is, where they are located, and the different plants and animals that inhabit them.

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