Lesson 6: Aquatic Ecosystems


Lesson 6: Aquatic Ecosystems

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Lesson 6: Aquatic Ecosystems

Lesson 6.0: Aquatic Ecosystems Summary Overview

Lesson 6.1: Aquatic Ecosystems Overview

Lesson 6.D: Definitions


Ecosystems are complex interdependent webs of relationships between living and nonliving things. Texas has six kinds of aquatic ecosystems supporting significant biodiversity.


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Water Resource Management

Learning Objectives

Aquatic Ecosystems is the Aquatic Science STEM curriculum Lesson 6 that includes relevant science topics in 3 videos: What is an ecosystem? What are some of the parts of an ecosystem? How do the parts of an ecosystem interact with one another? What kinds of aquatic ecosystems do we have in Texas? How are they alike or different from one another? What is biodiversity? Why is it important? How do humans impact aquatic ecosystems? How can we help conserve aquatic ecosystems? How is the diversity of species in a state’s aquatic ecosystems connected to the economic well-being of the state’s citizens?

About This Project

Aquatic Science Lessons with Dr. Rudy Rosen is an on-line video curriculum arranged into 13 lessons. Each lesson covers a major subject area and is broken down into short sub-topic video presentations. These short videos covering important aquatic science topics can be used in teaching instruction or for self-education. A comprehensive teaching guide and enhancements can be downloaded FREE here.The teaching textbook is published by the Texas A&M University Press and can be obtained here.

Lesson 6: Aquatic Ecosystems