Ecology Scavenger Hunt



Before you begin, download and print the Ecology Worksheet. Use the directions below to find the answers to the questions...

1. Populations
Go to the website http://www.geography4kids.com/files/land_population.html
Answer the questions #a through c

2. Community
Go to the website http://library.thinkquest.org/28343/commun.html
Answer questions #d and e

3. Ecosystems
To learn about ecosystems go to http://forest.mtu.edu/kidscorner/ecosystems/definition.html
Answer #f through h

4. Biodiversity
Go to http://www.dublin.ie/environment/biodiversity/home.htm
Answer #i and j


Factors Affecting Biodiversity
Answer #k and l


5. Food Chains
Go to http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/foodchain/foodchain.htm

Use the following organisms to create one:
Diagram this on your worksheet!

To answer questions m through o go to
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/animaldiet/herbivore.htm herbivores

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/animaldiet/carnivore.htm carnivores


When you have completed #m-o go to http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/animaldietgame.htm to play a game to review these these terms

6. Food Webs
Go to http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/food/food_menu.html and choose one of the three food webs.
Put the food web together!
Now answer # p through r

7. Energy in an Ecosystem
Use your worksheet to describe what you learned under #a!

8. The 10% rule

Go to p. 88 in your textbook
Answer #b

9. Carbon cycle

Go to http://epa.gov/climatechange/kids/carbon_cycle_version2.html 
Click and complete scene 1
Answer #c on your worksheet

Go to http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/Water/co2_cycle.html
Read about the carbon cycle and complete #d through i
Diagram the carbon cycle

10. Nitrogen Cycle
Go to the website http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/Life/nitrogen_cycle.html&edu=mid
Diagram the nitrogen cycle
Answer the questions #j through m

11. Water Cycle
Go to http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/Water/water_cycle.html&edu=elem
Diagram the water cycle

12. Biomes Around the World
Go to http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/index.php
To answer #n, use your textbook, p. 82
Answer #o

13. Using your worksheet, write a 100 to 200 word paper (Times New Roman, size 12 font) addressing the following issue:

Construction and housing projects have been held up because of the presence of a rare species.
Are we really worse off if we lose 1 or 2 species ? AND Why is it so important that we have a variety of species?

Staple your typed essay to the front of your completed worksheet.


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