Posted by: mrborden | September 14, 2013

Week 3 Ecology – Biodiversity


Monday Sept 16 2013
QFD : You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology. Deepak Chopra
?FD : What is the name of the student who sits to the side of you?
Objective: BSS 6A Students know and are able to understand: Biodiversity is the sum total of different kinds of organisms and is affected by alterations in habitats
Students will be able to explain the difference between abiotic and biotic factors
Students will be able to describe the levels of organization
Students will be able to Differentiate between a habitat and niche
1) Video + notes
2) Read 11-15 pages (Cornell Notes)
Check for understanding questions,
1) Compare and contrast abiotic and biotic factors and name 2 examples of each
2) Describe the levels of organization of an organism that lives near us
3) List 2 populations that shares your home
4) Differentiate between a habitat and a niche of an organism in our community



HW: Define the following words in your notebook:
1) autotroph 2) heterotroph 3) herbivore 4) carnivore 5) omnivore 6) Detritivores 7) Food chain 8) Food web 9) biomass 10) biodiversity 11) habitat fragmentation 12) invasive species 13) producers 14) consumers 15) decomposers 16) chemosynthesis 17) photosynthesis 18)
Tuesday Sept 17 2013
QFD: The kitchen’s a laboratory, and everything that happens there has to do with science. It’s biology, chemistry and physics
?FD: Explain the difference between abiotic and biotic biological factors
Objective: BSS 6A Students know and are able to understand: Biodiversity is the sum total of different kinds of organisms and is affected by alterations in habitats
Students will compare and contrast the difference between autotrophs and heterotrophs
Students will differentiate between a consumer , producer and a decomposer
Students will describe the difference between herbivores, omnivores, carnivores and Detritivores
1) Read in groups pgs 16-19
2) Cornell notes
3) sequence map on a food chain
Wed Sept 18 2013
QFD: Survival, in the cool economics of biology, means simply the persistence of one’s own genes in the generations to follow. Lewis Thomas
?FD: Draw a picture/diagram of a desert food chain
Objective: BSS 6A Students know and are able to understand: Biodiversity is the sum total of different kinds of organisms and is affected by alterations in habitats
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the Objectives this week by scoring 70% or better on a quiz
Students will learn and write a perfect paragraph using the terms biomass, food web, energy pyramid, and organisms
1 Following a major change in an ecosystem, an ecosystem is most likely to survive if there is __________.
A a great diversity of species
B a high birth rate
C a small population
D little or no competition

2 The number of different species that live in a certain area is the most common measure of __________.
A biodiversity
B ecosystems
C food webs
D habitats

3 The biggest threat to biodiversity is __________.
A extinction
B habitat loss
C exponential growth
D captivity

4 Besides habitat fragmentation, pollution and habitat loss, __________ can affect biodiversity by taking over niches of existing species and eventually replacing them.
A biogenesis
B abiotic factors
C Exotic or invasive species
D native species

5 If the biodiversity of an ecosystem is increased, the ecosystem will become __________.
A more stable
B less stable
C less resilient
D more resistant to evolution

6 Which of the following statements is true concerning biodiversity?
A Biodiversity is the lack of a diversity of species in an area.
B Biodiversity is the diversity of species in an area, which makes an ecosystem better prepared for major changes.
C Biodiversity is the diversity of species in an area, which leaves an ecosystem ill equipped to handle major changes.
D None of the above

7 When an entire field is converted into a shopping mall, this type of __________ affects the biodiversity living in the field.
A habitat stagnation
B climate change
C deforestation
D habitat loss

8 Biodiversity can be altered by __________.
A unexpected changes in the climate of an ecosystem
B a fire in the ecosystem
C a flood in the ecosystem
D All of the above

9 Which of the following is MOST likely to cause a decrease in biodiversity?
A an immigration of species from another ecosystem
B a decrease in the total population of an ecosystem
C an increase in the total population of an ecosystem
D a species extinction in the ecosystem due to climate change

10 A large number of individuals in a single species of desert tortoise die following a severe drought in the ecosystem. Which of the following MOST accurately describes the overall effect on the ecosystem?
A total tortoise population number will decrease, biodiversity will stay the same
B total tortoise population number will decrease, biodiversity will increase
C total tortoise population number will increase, biodiversity will stay the same
D total tortoise population number will increase, biodiversity will increase

11) Ecology is: a) interaction between organisms b) interaction between organisms and their environment c) interaction between organisms and their niche d) interaction between environment and all abiotic factors

12) The Biosphere describes : a) All life on earth b) thermosphere c) the study of life d) the portion of Earth that supports life

13) Examples of Biotic factors are: a) Frog, Dog and a Log b) air, water, and soil c) the environment d) The Biosphere

14) Abiotic factors include: a) Frog, Dog and a Log b) air, water, and soil c) a ecosystem d) The Biosphere

15) A group of Elk in a forest is: a) organism b) population c) biological community
d) ecosystem

16) Frogs, tadpoles, fish and Lilly pads are an example of a a) organism b) population c) biological community d) ecosystem

17) Which of the following is an example of a biome: a) a rain forest b) parrots and anacondas c) parrots, all snakes and all plants in an area d) parrots only

18) The difference between a habitat and niche is: a) habitat is where organisms live, niche are the abiotic factors in the area b) habitat is where organisms live, niche is their biome that they live in c) habitat is where organisms live, niche is their role in the environment that they live in d) Niche is where organisms live, , habitat is their role in the environment that they live in

19) Which of the following is a population: a) all rabbits on earth b) all white-tailed rabbits living in a meadow c) all white tailed rabbits that have ever lived in a meadow

20) A hypothesis is written by using a : a) educated guess b) a If and then statement c) both A + B d) neither A or B
food web

prey
BRING BOOKS FRIDAY
Thurs Sept 19 2013
QFD: Biology, meaning the science of all life, is a late notion. Leon Kass
?FD: Were you able to score a 70% on the quiz? why or why not (explain)
Objective: BSS 6F Students know and are able to understand: At each link in a food Web some energy is stored in a newly made structures but much of the energy dissipated into the environment as heat. The dissipation is represented in an energy pyramid
Students will be able to create an accurate graph and understand the data it represents by completing a handout on deer predation
Students will demonstrate their understanding of a food web by drawing a diagram
1) Complete handout on deer vs predation
2) perfect paragraph using the terms producer, consumer, decomposer and food web
2) draw color and label the desert food web from page 43 on a white piece of paper ( make sure your drawing is large but can be cut out and placed into your notebook
deerpredationp1
deeppredationp2
food web
Fri Sept 20 2013
QFD: Half a million women die each year around the world in pregnancy. It’s not biology that kills them so much as neglect. Nicholas D. Kristof
?FD: Name and describe the main parts of a desert food web
Objective :6F Students know and are able to understand: At each link in a food Web some energy is stored in a newly made structures but much of the energy dissipated into the environment as heat. The dissipation is represented in an energy pyramid
Students will demonstrate their understanding of a food web by drawing a diagram
Students will describe the energy pyramid in a paragraph by viewing a video
1) finish food web picture
2) http://www.biologycorner.com/worksheets/predator_prey_graphing.html#.UjSuyHXn85s
3) finish as HW due monday

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