Students will become aware of aquatic ecosystems facing severe change around the globe. Our resource focuses on recognizing how climate change and human activities are affecting their delicate balances. Become an ecologist and list factors in an aquatic ecosystem as biotic or abiotic. Visit an aquatic ecosystem near your home and learn as much as you can through careful observations. Find out why some aquatic organisms have a hard time adapting to climate change. Explore the effects of human activity on aquatic ecosystems. Spend some time at your local aquarium to be a part of the aquatic ecosystem. Get a sense of what's to come as you look at the rate of extinction of marine species. Find out what we can do to restore aquatic dead zones. STEAM initiatives, additional hands-on activities, graphic organizers, crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.