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Open and make a copy of the Science Journal template. Record all your work on this Google Doc and turn in to your teacher.

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What lives in a healthy ecosystem

ECOSYSTEMS are groups of plants, animals, and other organisms interacting with each other and their environment. When you think of healthy Southwest Florida ecosystems, what do you imagine? What plants and animals are there? Which ones are not?

Take a look at the GRAPHICAL MODEL to the left. What does it tell us about the Everglades ecosystem? Click on the link at the top of this page to access the Science Journal template. MAKE YOUR OWN COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT TO WORK IN.

Use your Science Journal to express some of your initial ideas.

 
REFLECT IN YOUR SCIENCE JOURNAL
  1. One word that comes to mind when I hear the word ECOSYSTEM is...

  2. Some plants and animals that are in a Florida ecosystem are...

  3. A healthy ecosystem in Florida looks like...

  4. The GRAPHICAL MODEL on the left is telling me...