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De-composer, Scavengers, Omnivores, Herbivores, Carnivores, Producer, Primary Consumer -------- Tertiary/ Quandary Consumers.
1) The animals and organism in your animal's habitat.
2) Make your animal's food web poster.
3) Take a photo and post it into science wiki.

Checklist:
☑ Describe role of decomposer
☑ Examples of decomposers
☑ List animals and organisms in your animals' habitat
☑ Describe habitat and your animals' habitat
☑ Draft out a food web
☐ Make poster and take picture to put in your wiki page.
☑ Describe what an ecosystem is
☐ Describe the ecosystem of your animal
Animal: Zebra - Herbivore (primary consumers)
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De-composer, Scavengers, Omnivores, Herbivores, Carnivores, Producer, Primary Consumer -------- Tertiary/ Quandary Consumers.
1) The animals and organism in your animal's habitat.1
2) Make your animal's food web poster.
3) Take a photo and post it into science wiki.

It's habitat
All the Zebras live in a country in Africa, apart from the ones that lives in zoos in other countries. Plain Zebras, lives in the countries with grass land, the mountain zebras in dry lands in mountains and the Grevy zebras live in shrub land and grass land, northern countries such as Kenya and Ethiopia.

"While there are a few zebras living in zoos around the world, they are only found in the wild in one continent- Africa. Plains zebras, which live in grassland, live all around Africa. Mountain zebras, which (as the name suggests) live in mountainous regions, live in dry southern African countries- Angola, Namibia and South Africa. Grevy’s zebras, which live in shrub land and grassland, live in Northern African countries- Kenya and Ethiopia." (http://wanttoknowit.com/where-do-zebras-live/)
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http://www.wildlifesafari.info/images/grassland_savanna_habitat.jpg
http://www.wildlifesafari.info/images/grassland_savanna_habitat.jpg


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Zebra Food
High
- Leopards
- Lions
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What eat Zebras: http://www.whateats.com/what-eats-a-zebra (all of them are carnivores and secondary consumers)
- Tigers - leopards
- Crocodiles - Leopards
- Hyenas - Lions
- Wild dogs - lion

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Hyenas
Hyenas
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What eats grass?
- Giraffe - hyena and lion
- Antelope - Lions and Tigers
- Gazelle - Lions
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What Zebras Eat: http://wanttoknowit.com/what-do-zebras-eat/ (consumers)
- Grass - Giraffe, Antelope, gazelle
- Shrubs -
- Herbs -
- Twigs -
- Leaves - Giraffes, Antelope, gazelle
- Bark (Trees)

What plants and grasses "eat"? (get their energy from?)
- Sun light


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Write good questions that you will work on later, such as how my animal adapts to it's environment? or how my animal fits into a food chain or food web?
Make a vocabulary table for science words relevant to the unit, such as environment or adaptation. Make plans to give references.

Question: Why does the zebras have the stripes, and how does it help them?

Vocabulary:
Word
Definition
Habitat
Where someone or something lives, the surroundings etc.
Danger
Something that is dangerous, like "the zebra was in danger, because the lion tried to eat it"
Food Chain

Consumer
Plants that "eat" sunlight in order to grow
Primary Consumer
Animals that eat consumers (plants, trees etc.)
Secondary Consumer
Animals who eat the primary consumers (plant eating animals)
Scavengers
An animal or other organism that eats dead organic matter
Omnivores
Animal who eat plants and meat
Herbivores
Animal who feeds on plants
Carnivores
Animal who feeds on meat and flesh
Role of De-composers
Not all plants and animals get eaten by consumers, some of them die because of old age. Others got sick, or they got killed in an incident. The leftover is the dead plant or animal filled with the energy from the food it ate. Nothing in nature is wasted and that includes dead things. When an animal dies, its body begins to break down, it rots, gets stinky and disgusting. But all those gross things are just another link in the food chain as energy is passed along for other animals or plants use. The first members of the recycling crew are scavengers. They can smell the dead body, and they also find the bodies by seeing other scavengers finding a dead body. A familiar scavenger is the turkey vulture. As the scavengers tear apart a dead body, decomposers begin to do their job. Insects are very important decomposers, such as fly maggots, ants, beetles, ets. They eat it, lay their eggs on it (which hatch into larvae that eats the body), or chew through it. Bacteria and fungi mushroom continue the decomposing until there is nothing is left, and all the energy that was once in the animal is used up by other living things. This all might sound pretty gross, but imagine a world with no scavengers or decomposers to clean up dead things.

( http://idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season11/food_chain/facts.cfm )
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Earth Worm
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Maggot

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Fungi

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Definitions:
Environment: The things that you are surrounded by and the conditions, for example, the weather and all the other animals, your enemies and your friends. Also, the things or animals who influences you. There are two different conditions, the living conditions and the non living conditions. The living conditions would be the animals in the environment, and the There are also two types of adaptions, the physical and behavior adaptions. The physical would be during the warm period, when they loose fur and and the behavior would be if the sun gives them a sunstroke, and they would start getting furious because they are running low on water.
Non living Conditions
Adaptation
Dryness During Dry Period
Travel to search for water
Cold Temperature During Winter
Thicker Fur/skin, fatter
Warm Temperature During Summer
Loose fur
Very Wet During Rain Period
Know good places for shelter

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http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/arctic-ecosystem/images/ecosystem.jpg
http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/arctic-ecosystem/images/ecosystem.jpg


Eco System
The plants and animals that are found in a particular location are defined to be an ecosystem. The plants and animals depend on each other in order to survive, they are food for other organisms. In a important balance, these life forms help one other with living life. Disruptions to an ecosystem can be disastrous to all organisms within the ecosystem. Some animals gets into a new eco system, and they can kick out other spices from the eco system which cause extinction of the out kicked spices.

Zebras Eco System
Zebras are fond in the African Savannah and in the mountains, apart from the zoos and animal parks all around the world. The

Zebras Adapting Actions:
The zebras have the long legs and hooves for a reason, they need them in order to run away from their enemies, such as the hyenas and the lions. This makes them increadible quick runners which helps them escape from dangers. They also stay in herds, in order to see if there are dangers approaching. Also, they have an extra layer of fat under their skin, so that they will look healthy and fit, so that the predators will think that they will be able to run away easily. They also have the stripes on their skin so that the predators can not spot the weakest one among them. Their thin fur is not only used to avoid the grassland insects, it is also used to cool them down durin the hot seasons. The zebras lives in herds because of all predators out there that wants to eat them, because without the herd, they would not melt in with the skin and when they are resting, there are always some of them that stays awake and looks for suspicious signs or noises, if they do, they warn the whole herd so that they can escape as soon as possible.

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/zebra-adaptations.html



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Mutualism: When both organisms benefits something from the other organism.
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Commercialism: When one organism benefits something, while the other one is not caused.
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Parasitism: When one organism benefits something, while the other one is damaged/caused with negative results.
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Zebras Symbiotic Relationships
A zebra usually has a mutual symbiotic relationship (with oxpecker). The oxpecker (a kind of bird) lands on the necks and backs of zebras and cleans them of ticks and other parasites. The birds get an easy meal and the zebras get a welcome grooming. Both sides benefit from the relationship.



Diurnal: Something that belongs to the day, they are up during the day and they sleep during night, like monkeys.
Nocturnal: Something that belongs to the night, they are up during the night and sleep during the day, an example would be the bat.

Zebras are Diurnal, which means that they are active during the day and they sleep during the night, unless they take a nap durin the day. Zebras are very simular to horses, they sleep while they are standing up, this will help them start running quicker in case of an attack from predators of any kind. They also sleep laying down sometimes, but this is not a very safe regarding all the dangers luring in the shadows. The features that allows the zebra to live during the day is because of hte thin skin, which makes it like a "built in air conditioner" for the zebra (it cools down the Zebra), also because of the long legs they have, it is okay for them to be spotted by dangers, because they can run away easily. Also, because of their stripes and layer of fat which makes them melt into the herd and the predator does not know who is weak and who is not.
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Noodle Bib Evidence
www.noodletools.com/noodlebib/mybib.php
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Objective 7
Describe the season your animal is living in; 4 seasons or tropical. Describe how your animal is adapted to seasonal changes; winter vs summer and wet vs dry.

Objective 8:
Describe the feeding and symbiotic (parasitism, mutualism, etc) relationship that your animal has with organisms in it's habitat.
E.g. Leeches have parasitism relationship with....
Watch 'symbiosis' from brainpop.

Trip to the Zoo
This Saturday, we went on a field trip to Fuji Safari Park, to learn things about our animals and to get some pictures of them. Here are some pictures from the Zoo, taken by Rita

Objective 9:
Describe the features of your animal that identify it as a species. If possible, describe variations between members of your species, for example polar and brown bear.

Objective 10:
Describe how variations are inherited or caused by environment.

Objective 11:
Classify organisms in your animal's environment according to
a) types of living things: animals, plants, microorganisms and fungi
b) vertebrate or invertebrate
c) types of vertebrates: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish or invertebrates: jellyfish, starfish, roundworms, segmented worms, molluscs and arthropods.

Objective 12:
Describe the features of your body that allow you to adapt so well to your environment.
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Non-living factors
Adaptation
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Internet
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Good sample:
http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/nwepecosystems.htm

Good Link
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/zebra/3