by bryce clark
Recycle- what does it mean to recycle? Why should someone recycle? How long does it take for these to decompose?
tin can- 50 years
glass bottle - 1million years
disposable diaper-250-500 years
wood- 200 years for a downed pin tree
paper- 2-5 months
plastic grocery bag- 500 years
styrofoam cup- 500 years
aluminum can- 80-100 years
cotton T-shirt- 6 months
apple core- 2 months
The glass bottle was the on that surprised me the most.
Define 2 Biomes of the world, define an ecosystem found in each and explain the Biotic and Abiotic factors involved.
Competitive Exclusion- define it and give 2 examples.
Define the following terms and give 2 examples of each a. Coexistence b. Parasites c. Mimicry d. Mutualism e. Commensalism
b. Parasites- organism that liven in or on another organism.
c. Mimicry -the action or art of imitating someone.
d. Mutualism - a doctrine of mutual dependence
e. Commensalism-when one species doesn't harm the other species.
What is global dimming? Where does it usually affect and why is it a problem?
Define endangered species and give an example. How does a species become endangered? What if this species was a keystone species? What would happen to the current ecosystem? Why should humans care about the endangered species?
A sea otter is a keystone species. Humans can help by not taking away there habitats.
Invasive Species- define invasive species; give 2 examples how do they affect the ecosystem they are now invasive too. How did the invasive species arrive to their new ecosystem?
At one time rainforest covered 14% of the Earth’s land surface; today rainforest only cover 6% today; why should a person care about the lost rainforest ground? Why are the rainforest being cut down? What would happen if they all disappeared?
Pesticides- what are they, how do they adversely affect the environment, and how does this create problems with the genetic diversity in crop production.
plants will become genetically modified so that you don't have to apply the pesticides.