This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
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Environment is a collection of living and nonliving things. Mosses growing on rocks, garden snails gliding on fences, and fish swimming in bodies of water are just few examples of how living and nonliving things interact. The living components of the environment are called organisms. The nonliving components make up the physical environment of these organisms. In this lesson, you will discover more about ecosystems, the components that make them up, and the interactions that take place among and between them.
Most Essential Learning Competency:
- Demonstrate an understanding of organisms interacting with each other and with their environment; and the biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem.
After going through this lesson, you are expected to:
1. define abiotic and biotic components of ecosystem;
2. identify abiotic and biotic components of ecosystem; and
3. cite the importance of abiotic and biotic components of an ecosystem.