Study the different kinds of ecosystems and the life that thrives in them. Our resource introduces students to essential life science concepts in a way that makes it more accessible and easier to understand. Start off by examining the different parts of an ecosystem, including biotic and abiotic things. Explore the idea of population and how it grows. Take this one step further by looking at how ecosystems can change and grow. Identify the roles of producers, consumers and decomposers in an ecosystem. See how food chains work by creating your own food web. Learn about photosynthesis and the water cycle, and how they affect an ecosystem as a whole. Finally, look through a microscope at the tiny world of microorganisms. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy and STEAM initiatives, additional hands-on experiments, crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.