What Is An Ecosystem? Exploring Earth’s Terrestrial & Marine Ecosystems

what is an ecosystem

On this page we ask ‘what is an ecosystem?’, and explore the various different types of ecosystem present on Earth. In addition, we take a look at the roles that different organisms play within an ecosystem, and compare ecosystems to biomes.

Let’s take a look at the fascinating world of ecosystems…

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Animal Classification: How Scientists Make Sense Of The Animal Kingdom By Naming And Grouping Species.

Animal Classification

Animal classification facts and information for kids and students: how we make sense of the animal kingdom by naming and grouping species. Discover the 8 levels of animal classification.

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A free printable worksheet is available for this page. Click here or on the image below to download. Answers can be found on our worksheets page.

Animal Classification Worksheet
Free printable animal classification worksheet. Click image to download.

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TRAPPIST-1 Facts For Kids & Students: Information On Seven Planets That Could Hold Alien Life!

TRAPPIST-1 Facts

TRAPPIST-1 facts for kids & students. The discovery of seven new planets could take us one step further towards finding out whether or not we’re alone in the universe!

TRAPPIST-1 Facts: Introduction

In early 2017, NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized rocky planets in orbit around a star that – in astronomical terms – isn’t very far away.

The planetary system was found by a robotic telescope, and further discoveries were made by a telescope in outer space.

As if that didn’t already sound too much like science fiction rather than ‘science fact’, NASA confirmed that three or more of the planets could potentially hold liquid water – one of the key ingredients for life!

On this page, you’ll discover facts about the star known as TRAPPIST-1, and the planets in orbit around it.

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What Is Science For Kids

What Is Science For Kids

In this article we’ll answer the question what is science for kids. Once we’ve agreed on a definition of science, we’ll look at the different types (branches) of science.

We’ll then look at the ‘scientific method’. This is the way in which scientists go about their work, and how they make their amazing discoveries!

What is science? Let’s find out …

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Science Articles For Kids, Students & Adults: Discover How The Universe Works!

Science Articles

Active Wild is all about exploring the natural world, which means that science is never far away. In this section you’ll find easy-to-understand science articles for kids and adults. Each article is written in a fun, interesting way and contains plenty of pictures and examples.

Find out what gravity is, how plants turn sunlight into energy, how density is measured, and much more!

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Gravity For Kids

Gravity For Kids

Gravity is the force that keeps us from floating off into space. It literally keeps our feet on the ground! We feel the effects of gravity every second of our lives (unless we’re astronauts), but most of us don’t give it a second thought. This article sets out to explain gravity for kids – and anyone else who has ever wondered why they fall down, rather than up.

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Magnets And Magnetism For Kids

Magnetism For Kids

Magnetism is an invisible force that pulls certain substances towards a magnet. Not only is magnetism a fascinating natural phenomena, it also has many practical uses. Magnets are used in all kinds of inventions: from compasses to computers. This article explains magnetism for kids, and also lists the different types of magnet, and the various uses of magnets.

Did you know that the Earth is one big magnet? Read on to find out more …

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