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Ecologist
Print Ecologist Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print Ecologist Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   9.88

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    climatology, ecologists, objective, dependent, burning, statistics, economics, interaction, negative, overall, atmosphere, maintain, lifetime, interact, death, environment
     content words:    Atlantic Ocean


Ecologist
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     An ecologist studies how living things interact with each other and with their environment. An ecologist doesn't just study fish, for instance. They study the fish, water, sunlight, its food supply, things that eat the fish, and every possible thing that might affect the fish in its lifetime. Ecologists study specific areas called ecosystems.
 
2     The word ecosystem is short for ecological system. An ecosystem is a system of living things interacting with their environment. An ecosystem includes all of the living organisms in a specific area. But an ecosystem also is the way the plants and animals interact with non-living things in the system such as weather, soil, sun, and the atmosphere. The way an ecosystem develops is completely dependent upon the energy that moves in and out of the system. You could have an entire ecosystem underneath a boulder. On the other hand, you could be talking about the overall ecosystem of the planet Earth.
 
3     An ecosystem can be as small as a puddle or as large as the Atlantic Ocean. An ecosystem is a whole community of different living organisms and their surroundings. Trying to understand an ecosystem is no easy task. Since humans, animals, and plants are in steady interaction with each other, they are all constantly changing aspects of the environment.

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