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Australian Ecosystems, Climate, and Topography

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Australian Ecosystems, Climate, and Topography
Ecosystem Song
Identify the animal and plant life you see
What type of temperature/climate does the ecosystem have?
What kind of landscape do you recognize?
What type of Biome do you think this picture represents?
Vocabulary:
Australia: One of the 7 continents located Southwest of Asia.
Ecosystem: includes all of the living things (plants, animals and organisms) in a given area, interacting with each other, and also with their non-living environments (weather, earth, sun, soil, climate, atmosphere).
Biome: A large region of Earth that has a certain climate and certain types of living things. Major biomes include tundras, forests, grasslands, and deserts.
Biotic: Living things such as: plants, animals, trees, flowers and You!
Abiotic: Non-living things such as: water, soil, air, temperature, sunlight, and rocks.
Dense: Having parts that are close together.
Identify the animal and plant life you see
What type of temperature/climate does the ecosystem have?
What kind of landscape do you recognize?
What type of Biome do you think this picture represents?
Ready to Dream
By: Donna Jo Napoli
Australia's Desert
Desert: Land that is usually hot, sandy, dry, and gets very little rain.
Australia's Rainforest
Kangaroo Paw: Looks like a Kangaroos paw with red flowers.

Red Kangaroo:
Red mammal with long pointed ears and a long tail.
Rainforest: Tall trees, warm climate, and lots of rain.
Platypus: A small animal from Australia that has a bill like the bill of a duck, webbed feet, and a wide flat tail.
Cathedral Fig Tree: One of the largest trees in Australia that show their roots.
Australia's Bushland
Bushland: Land covered in trees, shrubs, or bushes.
Eucalyptus: A type of tree that grows naturally in western Australia and is grown in other places for the products (such as wood and oil).
Wombat: An Australian animal that looks like a small bear.
Bandicoot: A small Australian animal that looks similar to a rat.
Koala: Have soft grey fur and strong sharp claws to grip eucalyptus trees.
Coast: The area where the sea and land meet.
Australia's Coast
Bottlenose Dolphin: Has a short rounded snout with a grey body and white belly.
Hibiscus: A tropical bush showing colorful flowers.
Dingo: A wild dog with a red or brown colored coat.
Desert: Land that is usually hot, sandy, dry, and gets very little rain.
Rainforest: Tall trees, warm climate, and lots of rain.
Bushland: Land covered in trees, shrubs, or bushes.
Coast: The area where the sea and land meet.
Biome
: A large region of Earth that has a certain climate and certain types of living things. Major biomes include tundras, forests, grasslands, and deserts.
What type of animals do you see that live in the Desert?
Or the Coast, Rainforest, and Bushland?
Why do you think there are 0-9 species in the light cream colored area and 80-115 species in the red colored area?
Look at the Species facts below
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