Ch 39: MTEL Biology: Ecosystems & Biomes

About This Chapter

We can help you identify the important points about ecosystems and biomes. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you a variety of approaches to help you correctly answer these types of questions on the MTEL Biology exam.

MTEL Biology: Ecosystems and Biomes - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to help you recollect what you studied in college about ecosystems and biomes in preparation for the MTEL Biology exam. The videos cover the subject comprehensively while highlighting the most important points. They include:

  • Types of biomes
  • Biome productivity
  • Ecological succession
  • Succession in freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems

We use knowledgeable instructors who review all aspects of ecosystems and biomes so you will be prepared for the test. After you finish viewing a lesson, be sure to take its associated quiz to gauge how well you understand the covered content. There is also a multiple-choice chapter test available to help determine what you may need to review further.

Objectives of the MTEL Biology: Ecosystems and Biomes Chapter

The MTEL Biology exam is an assessment instrument that evaluates your knowledge and understanding of all aspects of biology. Your test score is used to determine your eligibility for teacher's licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in this Ecosystems and Biomes chapter are part of the Populations, Ecosystems and the Environment section of the exam which makes up about 14% of the test. The MTEL Biology exam includes 100 multiple-choice items and two open-response items. The self-assessment quizzes available with each lesson help you check on your knowledge level and experience the types of questions you'll see on the actual test.

5 Lessons in Chapter 39: MTEL Biology: Ecosystems & Biomes
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Biomes: Desert, Tropical Rainforest, Savanna, Coral Reefs & More

1. 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

2. 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.

Primary Productivity of Biomes

3. Primary Productivity of Biomes

Imagine a desert, a rainforest, and a lake. All of these areas are similar in that there are plants growing in them. These areas all vary because the amount of plant production is different based on the type of habitat. This lesson will explore the concept of primary productivity and how it varies by biomes. It will also discuss the most productive biomes and the biomes that produce the least biomass.

Ecological Succession: From Pioneer to Climax Communities

4. 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

5. 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.

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