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Ch 4: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 4: Ecosystems and Communities

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The Ecosystems and Communities chapter of this Prentice Hall Biology Companion Course helps students learn essential biology lessons on ecosystems and communities. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Ecosystems and Communities textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Prentice Hall Ecosystems and Communities chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the ecosystems and communities topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Climate classifications and global distribution
  • Ecosystems and habitats
  • Tundra, taiga and temperate grasslands
  • Tropical rainforests, deserts and coral reefs
  • Freshwater biomes
  • Open ocean biomes
  • Ocean and freshwater ecosystems

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7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 4: Ecosystems and Communities
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Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

1. Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

Earth has many climates, but we can categorize them based on common characteristics. In this video lesson you will identify the 5 major climate classifications on Earth, as well as where on Earth these climates are found.

Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches

2. Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches

Check out this video lesson to understand the many complex aspects of an ecosystem. See how animals live in habitats and survive amongst their surroundings.

Biomes: Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Grassland, and Coastlines

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

Freshwater Biomes: Climate, Locations, Plants & Animals

5. 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.

Open Ocean Biome: Plants, Animals, Climate & Definition

6. Open Ocean Biome: Plants, Animals, Climate & Definition

Seventy-one percent of the surface of our planet is covered by the oceans. It should be no surprise that the open ocean biome is the largest biome on Earth. In this lesson, we will investigate the properties and inhabitants of the open ocean biome.

Ecosystems of Oceans and Freshwater: Biological Diversity and Water

7. 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.

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