Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Plants are Important Basic Needs Food Chains/ Food Webs Man and Alien 300
Question Column What is the best thing to do with a used plastic bottle? A.Recycle B.Reuse C.Throw Away D.Litter
Answer Column A. Recycle
Question Column It is important to recycle nonrenewable resources because they are_________?
Answer Column Limited or Scarce
Question Column Which is a list of nonrenewable resources? a.oil, water, coal b.minerals, lumber, plastic c.crops, lions, air d.aluminum, silver, petroleum
Answer Column D. aluminum, silver, petroleum Resources that can not be replenished (grown again) in your lifetime.
Question Column Water is a renewable resource because the Water Cycle shows us that it will never run out. Use the diagram to answer the question. What processes are happening at numbers 3 and 4(in that order)? a.condensation, precipitation b.evaporation, condensation c.evaporation, precipitation d.precipitation, evaporation
Answer Column C. evaporation, precipitation
Question Column What might hurt an ecosystem? a. reducing, reusing and recycling b. using busses, airplanes, and cars c.planting trees d.hunting only during regulated seasons
Answer Column b. using busses, airplanes, and cars
Question Column During photosynthesis, plants take in… a.Carbon dioxide and oxygen b.Oxygen and sugar c.Sunlight and carbon dioxide d.Water and chlorophyll
Answer Column c. Sunlight and carbon dioxide Carbon dioxide
Question Column During photosynthesis, plants produce… a.Carbon dioxide and oxygen b.Oxygen and sugar c.Sunlight and carbon dioxide d.Water and chlorophyll
Answer Column b. oxygen and sugar
Question Column Which shows how energy is transformed during the process of photosynthesis? a.oxygen energy thermal energy b.chemical energy food energy c.thermal energy light energy d.light energy chemical energy
Answer Column d. light energy chemical energy CHEMICAL ENERGY LIGHT ENERGY
Question Column How do carnivores get their energy from plants?
Answer Column When herbivores eat plants, they receive some of the energy that plants make. Then, carnivores receive some energy from herbivores when the carnivores eat the herbivores.
Question Column Name four out of the six basic needs of a hawk.
Answer Column food water air waste disposal shelter space
Question Column Identify the best ecosystem for a woodpecker. Then describe a feature of this ecosystem which helps the woodpecker survive.
Answer Column Ecosystem: Forest Feature: Trees
Question Column Identify the best ecosystem for a grasshopper. Then describe a feature of this ecosystem which helps the grasshopper survive.
Question Column The South Chagrin Reservation Metroparks can support a population of 5,000 rabbits. One year the population soars to 9,000. Identify the carrying capacity for rabbits in this forest ecosystem. Then, identify one way that could limit the rabbit population in the future.
Question Column A nearby marsh is home to many species of birds, turtles, frogs and algae. A group of kids decide that it would be fun to collect as many frogs as possible for their classroom science aquariums. Identify a detrimental effect of the kids’ actions.
Answer Column Detrimental Effects: predators of frogs will decrease due to lack of food frogs’ food source will overpopulate captured frogs might die due to lack of basic needs (shelter)
Question Column Often times, bad things happen to ecosystems as a result of human actions. Identify one beneficial effect of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Answer Column Beneficial Effects laws/regulations were passed to make shipping oil safer organizations were set up to prevent and aid future oil spills
Question Column An alien species is an organism that is non-native to a ecosystem. The introduction of an alien species can often cause detrimental effects to an ecosystem. Think about all of the alien species we have studied. Name 2 detrimental effects that an alien species can have on an ecosystem.
Answer Column Possible Answers alien species could overcrowd the ecosystem and push out native species alien species could overpopulate and cause prey populations to decrease bring disease to the food web other reasonable answers will be discussed
Question Column What was Rachel Carson’s most notable contribution to ecology?
Answer Column Rachel Carson opened the world’s eyes to the dangers of using DDT on crops. She noticed that DDT was making bald eagle eggs fragile and many eggs would break before hatching. DDT was finally banned in 1972!