Ch 6: ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 2.2: Aquatic Ecosystems

About This Chapter

The Aquatic Ecosystems chapter of this ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with aquatic ecosystems. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Aquatic Ecosystems textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Aquatic Ecosystems chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the aquatic ecosystems 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:

  • Definition of an ecosystem
  • Different abiotic factors that impact aquatic ecosystems
  • Freshwater biomes
  • Types of wetlands
  • Components of the open ocean biome

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5 Lessons in Chapter 6: ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 2.2: Aquatic Ecosystems
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What Is an Ecosystem? - Definition & Explanation

1. What Is an Ecosystem? - Definition & Explanation

Similar to a car engine that is made up of multiple parts working together, an ecosystem has interacting parts that support a whole. But how do we define an ecosystem and what are the components they consist of?

Aquatic Ecosystems & Abiotic Factors

2. Aquatic Ecosystems & Abiotic Factors

In this lesson, you will learn what aquatic ecosystems are. You will also learn about the abiotic factors that affect them, from light levels, to flow rate, to salinity.

Freshwater Biomes: Climate, Locations, Plants & Animals

3. 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.

What Are Wetlands? - Definition & Types

4. What Are Wetlands? - Definition & Types

Also called Earth's kidneys, wetlands are dynamic and unique environments. Found all over the world, wetlands come in many different types and serve a variety of important functions.

Open Ocean Biome: Plants, Animals, Climate & Definition

5. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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