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Biodiversity

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 Biodiversity Project

 

 

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 Watch the Video

http://www.biodiversityhotspots.org/Pages/default.aspx

Click the Link above to see the Hot Spots on Biodiversity

 

 

Definition

 

13:39, 19 November 2007.

Biodiversity is the variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome or for the entire Earth. Biodiversity is often used as a measure of the health of biological systems.( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodiversity)

 

First published Wed 11 Jun, 2003

“Biodiversity” is often defined as the variety of all forms of life, from genes to species, through to the broad scale of ecosystems (for a list of variants on this simple definition see Gaston 1996). "(http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/biodiversity/)

 

 

Do a Little Overall Research

 

 

 

As far as scientists can tell, Earth is like no other place in all the universe. For among the countless stars, moons, asteroids, and other bodies arrayed across the vastness of outer space, only our tiny planet is known to support life. To date, scientists have identified and counted about 1.4 million species, only a small fraction of the number of species they think may exist. ( http://investigate.conservation.org/xp/IB/ )

 

 

computer.gif (281 bytes)Computer resource tools 

http://www.ology.amnh.org/biodiversity/

 

http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309037395

 

http://archive.wri.org/item_detail.cfm?id=1685§ion=ecosystems&page=pubs_content_text&z=?

 

 http://www.dbc.uci.edu/~sustain/bio65/Titlpage.htm An entire Hyper text book- lots of info, graphs, pics

 

http://www.actionbioscience.org/biodiversity/ issues facing Biodiversity today

 

http://cbc.amnh.org/#SlideFrame_1 center for conservation

 

http://www.biodiversity911.org/ 

 

Game Break

  Ideas to play with

 

http://www.biodiversity911.org/FunandGames/funandgames.html#

 

 

Pick a Project

 

 

 EXTINCTION: What is it? What Causes it? Examples of animals that are extinct,something about them,when did they become extinct, how if known.

 

"A Species Becomes Extinct when its

Deathrate is Continually Greater than its Birthrate".

 

These Link will help you answer these questions.

 

 

http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/04/30/862/

http://www.global-warming-awareness2007.org/Plant-and-Animal-Extinction.html

http://www.well.com/user/davidu/extinction.html

http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=3820

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4780000/newsid_4781400/4781472.stm

http://www.fao.org/NEWS/2000/001201-e.htmhttp://www.ypte.org.uk/docs/factsheets/env_facts/extinction.html

 

ENDANGERED SPECIES- What us it? What causes it? Examples of animals that are endangered, something about them, how many are left. What is being done to help the situation?

 

http://www.endangeredspecie.com/

http://www.fws.gov/endangered/

http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html

http://www.worldwildlife.org/endangered/

http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/endangsp.html

http://www.earthsendangered.com/

 

HABITAT DESTRUCTION- What is it? Give examples, what animals are affected, how affected?

 

"Habitat destruction is the largest of the many threats to biodiversity"

http://www.birdlife.org/action/science/sowb/pressure/30.html

http://www.greenpeace.org/india/campaigns/save-our-seas/threats/habitat-destruction

http://www.hsus.org/wildlife/issues_facing_wildlife/habitat_loss_and_fragmentation/

http://www.lunaeterna.net/cgk/habitat.htm

http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/biology/CBCN/genetics/fos_tig5.htm

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v371/n6492/abs/371065a0.html

 

POACHING- What is it? What Types of animlas are poached and why? Has this affected their population size? What is being done to help?

 

"Poaching is the illegal hunting, killing or capturing of animals."

http://www.eoearth.org/article/Poaching

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/elephants/poaching.html

http://www.tqnyc.org/NYC063488/poaching.htm

http://www.grizzlybear.org/Poaching.htm

http://www.animalworldnetwork.com/bilpoacdat1.html

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/09/0930_040930_bushmeat1.html (photos not for younf children)

http://www.animalplanet.com.au/wildlife_wars/whatispoaching/index.shtml

http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/poaching/default.html

 

 

AIR POLLUTION- What is it? What has been affected? Health issues? Best and worse areas. How is Grand Rapids?

 

Interactive on line activity to show the variables that affect air pollution

http://www.smogcity.com/ The document below explains how to play!

 

Smog City.doc

 

Research sites

http://www.lbl.gov/Education/ELSI/pollution-main.html

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/airpollution.html

http://www.chesapeakebay.net/air_pollution.htm

http://healthandenergy.com/air_pollution_causes.htm

http://www.nsc.org/ehc/mobile/airpollu.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/

http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761577413/Air_Pollution.html

http://www.rapidgrowthmedia.com/features/sustain42.aspx about GR

http://blog.mlive.com/grpress/2007/11/too_much_pollution_not_enough.html

http://www.historygrandrapids.org/explore.php?cat=6&essay=16

 

 WATER POLLUTION-What causes this? What has been affected? Health issues? Best and Worse areas. How is land around our area-Kent and Ottawa Counties??

 

 http://www.grandhaventribune.com/paid/342552679806480.bsp Grand River

http://www.umich.edu/~gs265/society/waterpollution.htm

http://www.units.muohio.edu/dragonfly/water/h2oindex.shtml

http://library.thinkquest.org/26026/Environmental_Problems/water_pollution.html

http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/5161/water1.htmhttp://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/ASK/waterpol3.html

 

Land and Soil Pollution

 

http://www.promotega.org/GHC06004/pollution.htm

http://www.bcb.uwc.ac.za/Envfacts/facts/pollution2.htm

http://www.ribblevalley.gov.uk/site/scripts/documents.php?categoryID=3158

http://www.ribblevalley.gov.uk/site/scripts/documents.php?categoryID=3158

http://www.steadyhealth.com/encyclopedia/Soil_pollution

 

EXOTIC SPECIES: What is it? Examples of wehen this worked and when it didn't. What were the results?

 

Exotic species are those organisms introduced into habitats where they are not native1

 

http://www.invasive.org/

http://www.great-lakes.org/exotics.html

http://ces.mtu.edu/

http://sofia.usgs.gov/sfrsf/rooms/species/

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/exotic/

http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/ais/

 

CAPTIVE BREEDING- What is it? How has this helped endangered species? Where is it done? What were the results?

 

Captive breeding is the process of breeding rare or endangered species in human controlled environments with restricted settings, such as wildlife preserves, zoos and other conservation facilities; sometimes the process is construed to include release of individual organisms to the wild, when there is sufficient natural habitat to support new individuals or when the threat to the species in the wild is lessened.

 

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~dallan/nre220/outline23.htm

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ConservationAndScience/EndangeredSpecies/CapBreedPops/default.cfm

http://www.ags.uci.edu/~mbarrows/

http://www.anapsid.org/neilsen.html

http://www.tigerhomes.org/animal/captive-breeding.cfm

http://www.dbc.uci.edu/~sustain/bio65/lec23/b65lec23.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7026997.stm

 

HABITAT PERSERVATION- What is it? Where are some of the preerved habitats? What animals benefit? To what extent?

 

http://library.thinkquest.org/25014/how/habitat.html

http://www.nrdc.org/wildlife/default.asp

http://www.sandag.cog.ca.us/index.asp?subclassid=31&fuseaction=home.subclasshome

http://www.chesapeakebay.net/habrest.htm

http://www.startoneconversation.org/topics/habitat-preservation

http://www.discoverbiscaynebay.org/about/critical_habitat.asp

http://www.lakewinds.com/store/Wildlife-and-Habitat-Preservation-W4742C18835.aspx

 

LAWS AND TREATIES ON ENDANGERED ANIMALS

What are some of the laws and treaties that helped endangered or threatened animals? What animals have been helped? Which are still being killed?

http://www.fws.gov/laws/lawsdigest/esact.html

http://www.endangeredspecie.com/organizations.htm

http://www.ll.georgetown.edu/guides/AnimalLaw.cfm

http://www.hsus.org/wildlife/issues_facing_wildlife/protecting_threatened_and_endangered_species.html

http://animalspeek.blogspot.com/2006/04/laws-that-protect-endangered-animals.html

http://www.magharebia.com/cocoon/awi/xhtml1/en_GB/features/awi/features/2006/10/27/feature-02%20

http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/esa.html

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW076

http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/intrnltr/treatlaw.html

 

Show what you Know

Interactive learning activities

 

1. Pick one of the areas above to research. Some links are provided for you in each area, but you may wish to find more, and check into books the library has as well.

gliffy.comMindomo - Free Web-based online mind mapping software!

 

2. Take notes- you can use Inspiration, or  go to http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/intrnltr/treatlaw.html to create a graphic organizer.

Other sites to help you organize include: http://www.gliffy.com , http://www.mindomo.com/ , or even http://www.thinkature.com/ thinature which is an on-line white board.

 

Pick a Project-Follow these steps

 

Check out htis link for a step by step guide to help you create a great project (http://investigate.conservation.org/xp/IB/sciencefairs/7steps/step1.xml)

 

Each Project must include:

1. Each project must include written content that answers the questions you were given. In order to get an A

you must have 2 nicely developed paragraphs.

2. Include a chart, diagram or graph

 

 

Interactive learning activities

 

It will look like the picture below. You will need to go to the site to create the graph

 

Create A Graph

                                            http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/

 

Help  
Examples  
   
 

?Graphs and charts are great because they communicate information visually. For this reason, graphs are often used in newspapers, magazines and businesses around the world.

NCES constantly uses graphs and charts in our publications and on the web. Sometimes, complicated information is difficult to understand and needs an illustration. Graphs or charts can help impress people by getting your point across quickly and visually.

Here you will find five different graphs and charts for you to consider. Not sure about which graph to use? Confused between bar graphs and pie charts? Read our:
 
 
 
Bar   Line   Area
Click here to select Bar Chart Click here to select Line Chart Click here to select Area Chart
Pie   XY
Click here to select Pie Chart Click here to select XY Chart
Please select a graph type to begin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3. Address (write and be able to answer) 4-5 questions about the graph or chart

 

Project Ideas

 

1. Photostory

2. PowerPoint

3. Poster

4. Comic Life photo collage with Fact Sheet

 

 check2.jpg (2924 bytes) Make sure you check your work

Resources

http://www.memorymixer.com/

http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools

http://www.bubbleshare.com/- slide show created on line

http://www.slideroll.com/ slide show creator

 

 

 

 

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