An environment is a place where any animal, person, or plant lives or works. Environments change depending on the conditions. It can change with chemical, biotic or physical changes. Environments that are natural mean that nothing in the environment is artificial, and this means that most of the environment of the Earth is natural.
Your environment includes things such as animals, water, plants, soil, air, weather, nutrients, and more!
We know recycling is important and that pollution is bad. We have to take care of the planet if we want to continue living on it.
Recycling is important, we would have lots more problems if we didn’t do it.
We have listed below some facts and tips about green living and ecology for kids.
We hope these give you a good perspective of our beautiful planet and exactly what you need to do for good environmental practices.
The environment that we live in is full of different nutrients.
The nutrients in the Earth come about because living organisms recycle the nutrients that are a part of the environment.
There are different cycles that we see in the Earth such as the water cycle, oxygen cycle, the food chain, the nitrogen cycle, and the carbon cycle.
The water cycle is when water moves around the earth.
When water is evaporated from lakes or oceans, the water fills the clouds.
When the clouds are full, the water then comes out of the cloud in some form of precipitation such as rain or snow.
The oxygen cycle is when oxygen is used on Earth. Plants produce oxygen by using photosynthesis and at the same time, they are collecting carbon dioxide.
The Earth then moves the oxygen so that animals and people have oxygen to breathe. This is a continuous cycle.
The food chain is when animals eat each other such as a bug will eat the grass and then an animal will eat the bug, then a bigger animal will eat that animal and eventually humans will eat the animals.
There are producers which are the plants and consumers which are the animals. There are also decomposers and the decomposers eat plants and animals that are dead.
Each part of the food chain is important.
The nitrogen cycle happens when nitrogen moves through animals, plants, bacteria, and the atmosphere.
Nitrogen is used to help people and animals to have important nutrients such as proteins, amino acids, and other things that help with our DNA.
The carbon cycle happens because carbon is always moving around. It is usually a part of the oxygen cycle.
The carbon cycle uses photosynthesis, the ocean, decay, and breathing.
Scientists that study the environment are called environmental scientists.
Environmental scientists find and fix pollution and other environmental concerns. They look at things like water quality, landfills, soil, contamination, and other environmental issues.
They also give advice on waste management, how to clean the environment, drinking water quality, sewage, and handling hazardous material.
If they come across someone polluting, they would advise environmental protection agency on the environmental health issues and help clean up
They help reduce the environmental impact with clean air and clean water.
They study geology, ecology, oceans, animal and human habitats, and the atmosphere.
People cause a lot of environmental problems with pollution.
Pollution causes the environment to be contaminated.
There are different kinds of pollution such as
Greenhouse gases cause environmental and health effects.
They cause climate change by trapping heat and contributing to global warming. If we can reduce hazardous fossil fuels like coal-burning, we can reduce smog and improve air quality.