Ecosystems & Energy Flows | Reptile Encounters

Ecosystems & Energy Flows

Wander into the desert, explore the rainforest and even take a swim in the river, right in your classroom! In this show, students will be amazed by birds of the bush, desert marsupials, giant rainforest insects and reptiles of the wetlands. Students will learn about where a species is found, features that help them survive in their environment and where they sit in the food chain.

Animals

Green Tree Frog - Secondary consumer of the rainforest.

Sugar Glider - Predators include snakes, birds of prey and mammals.

Shingleback Lizard - Omnivore in the desert.

Freshwater Crocodile - Tertiary consumer of the wetlands.

Topics Covered

  • What is an ecosystem?
  • How do different types of animals live in similar habitats together?
  • What sort of relationships form between species?
  • How does energy flow through an ecosystem?
  • How are some ecosystems similar and how are others different?
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