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Pedagogic content

  • Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity
  • Biotic factors
  • Organisms, Bacteria
  • Habitat
  • Abiotic factors
  • Mediterranean Sea


Knowledge of notions like: Ecosystem, biodiversity, oxygen, nutrients, temperature, salinity, solar energy, substrate, aerial exposure, depth, tides, waves, currents

New competencies targeted

Students will be able to :

  • list abiotic and biotic factors of a marine ecosystems
  • identify and describe abiotic factors and physical processes that impact marine ecosystems
  • Investigate the importance of abiotic factors and physical processes within Mediterranean ecosystems.
  • Describe and identify two examples of Mediterranean marine ecosystems
  • Discover the effects of abiotic factors on aquatic/marine ecosystems
  • List ways humans interact with and impact marine ecosystems
  • Provide examples of abiotic and biotic factors of different marine Mediterranean habitats
  • Appropriate a computer work environment : adopt a responsible attitude, create, produce, process, use data, information research and obtain documentation, communicate.



(in classroom):
The educator should introduce to the students a vocabulary that includes elements such as: ecosystems, abiotic factors, biotic factors, habitats, food chain, food web


(in the classroom or ICT lab):

Students will divide in small groups and will search in internet or other resources (books, illustrations, guides, video galleries etc.) to provide examples of abiotic and biotic factors of different marine ecosystems in Mediterranean Sea. (Students could chose examples from different countries or from their native country and present at least 5 examples)


Students have to find an attractive way to present and share their examples /information with the rest of the classroom. They can write a play and play it in front of all, they can write a poem-haiku or they can write a story with fantastic characters or finally they can create a ppt or poster  and present  it in the class


Students and educators discuss with an expert (e.g. marine researcher from HCMR, or from another institute-university through skype connection) about their conclusions for the effects of abiotic factors on marine ecosystems and the human's interaction and impact to marine ecosystems


Students exhibit their posters/poems, or present their ppt/ or their story/fiction, or play their play to the rest of the school community and their parents and inform them about the ways that humans interact with the marine habitats in Mediterranean Basin.

Additional Info

Type of Activity: Exhibition, Information research, Project, Publication
Target Audience: From 12 years old
Place: Classroom, ICT laboratory
Material need: Computer, access to internet, skype connection, printer, illustrations, guides.
Duration of Activity: PREPARATION:

45 minutes


2 - 3 hours

Authorship and ressources conditions to use: HCMR (Education Unit)  No authorization required
Note by Author:


Topic of this Experiences: Biodiversity
Additional resources: Pdf Version