Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Since last term Te Ngahere been working on an explanation piece of writing about “What makes a healthy ecosystem”. Our learning intention was to use the correct structure to write an explanation. I think my explanation was very high in quality than any of my other pieces. I think next time I could use more descriptive words.

What is an Ecosystem?

A healthy ecosystem consists of living things and non-living things. These living things range from living animals or plants and bacteria. On the other hand non-living things are made up from inorganic matter or things that aren’t alive. An ecosystem is made from different varieties of animals, plants and dead things that are all necessary.

Organic Matter
Every living thing is organic matter, which basically means alive. There are three categories that all living things come under. These are producers, consumers and decomposers. Producers are plants that can make their own food and get energy from the sun, water and C02/Carbon Dioxide. Consumers then feed on producers and other animals. Next are decomposers, it is bacteria that breaks down dead matter.

Inorganic Matter
Inorganic matter are things like rocks or water, non-living things to simplify it. These inorganic objects or mass are used for many things including terrain, absorbents and shelter. Producers use these inorganic material or gases to create energy by absorbing them.

An ecosystem is very fragile. In other words it means it can’t handle tremendous changes. If something crucial to the environment were to disappear or stop working it would upset and/or disturb the rest of the environment. E.G if producers were to completely be eradicated from existence it would cause great harm to every other thing in the environment. This would happen because every animal needs energy and the only thing that can create energy without eating are producers.

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