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00:08 Hey, Dr. Binocs?
00:11 Hey, who’s that?
00:13 It’s me, the pond!
00:16 Oh, how are you?
00:18 Not good! Humans are dirtying me.
00:22 Oh, that’s sad.
00:24 They are actually harming our ecosystem!
00:27 Oh, that reminds me about today’s topic Ecosystem!
00:32 Come, let me tell you all about it!
00:35 Zoom in!
00:38 Ecosystem is a community of living organisms along with their natural habitat..
00:44 ..and the non-living components of their environment.
00:48 This network of living and non-living components in a given area..
00:53 ..is known as an ecosystem.
00:56 An ecosystem could be a pond, could be your house as well.
01:01 And some believe that our Earth is an ecosystem too!
01:07 Ecosystem includes two major components:
01:11 Biotic and Abiotic components.
01:14 Abiotic components are the non-living elements of the system.
01:19 Such as Air, Water, Sunlight, Nutrients, and temperature.
01:25 Biotic component are all the living organisms living in the system.
01:31 Like plants, animals, fungi, micro-organisms and you!
01:38 Ecosystems can be of any size.
01:41 The area under your plant pot.
01:45 Under this rock.
01:48 A pond.
01:50 A puddle.
01:51 The vast ocean.
01:53 The city you live in.
01:55 Or your country!
01:58 Take the area under a rock, for example.
02:02 In this ecosystem, you’ll find biotic components like the micro-organisms..
02:08 ..insects and abiotic components..
02:12 ..like soil, nutrients, air, etc!
02:17 Now, this is an important piece of information.
02:21 Each organism living in an ecosystem has a Role or Niche.
02:27 For example, a Deer living in the forest is a prey.
02:31 Lions, tigers, coyotes and other animals eat them for food.
02:38 Now imagine if a Deer was supposed to eat lions, coyotes, and wolves?
02:43 Wouldn’t that make things difficult for an ecosystem?
02:48 We must remember that no two organisms can have the same niche or too long.
02:54 After a while one has to either leave or go extinct.
03:00 TRIVIA TIME!
03:02 Did you know that even you are an ecosystem?
03:07 Yes, you are an ecosystem to the thousands of microorganisms that inhabit in you!
03:15 Our ecosystem is really important.
03:18 If we keep polluting our ecosystem like that!
03:23 we would soon go extinct and Earth wouldn’t be habitable ecosystem ever!
03:30 On this note, this is me, Zooming out, tune in next time for more fun facts!
03:38 Hey kids, you liked my videos didn’t you?
03:42 Before you go don’t forget to click on the subscribe button and the bell.
03:47 So you won’t miss out on my latest videos.
03:52 See you.
- How do you call a network of living and non-living components in a given area? (00:53)
- Can you make an example of an ecosystem? (00:56)
- What are the two major components of an ecosystem? (01:11)
- What is the abiotic component? (01:14)
- Is there a limit on the size of an ecosystem? (01:38)
- Why are we ecosystems, too? (03:07)
- Why should we protect the Earth from pollution? (03:23)