Science Skills Summativeon Wednesday December 12   th!    That is NEXT WEEK!!Class Website for Notes and Extra Credit Proj...
Biodiversity (Science Skills)    Science Skills Class Code SC20210
Extra Credit Assignment            Be a Herpetologist for a Day           5 Points Due After Summative     This slide is o...
What is Biodiversity?Biodiversity – the number of species in an areaAn area with high biodiversity has many speciesAn area...
Why is Biodiversity Important? Reasons why biodiversity is important: 1. Many jobs are linked to a nation’s biodiversity
Why is Biodiversity Important? Reasons why biodiversity is important: 1. Many jobs are linked to a nation’s biodiversity 2...
Why is Biodiversity Important?  Reasons why biodiversity is important:  1. Many jobs are linked to a nation’s biodiversity...
Why is Biodiversity Important?    Reasons why biodiversity is important:    1. Many jobs are linked to a nation’s biodiver...
Biodiversity Hotspots   Hotspots – areas where there is a very high numbers of plants   and animals.   Hotspots are import...
Losing HotspotsWhen we destroy hotspots, we lose many species of animals and plantsthat were beneficial to us.
What can YOU do to            Protect Biodiversity?The Three R’s:1. Reduce = use the minimum you can   and do not waste.2....
What can YOU do to          Protect Biodiversity?Put your trash inthe proper place.Plastic is theworst; it takesmany years...
What can YOU do to         Protect Biodiversity?Protect yourlocal areas
What can YOU do to         Protect Biodiversity?EDUCATEYOURSELF!!And thinkabout theproducts youare buying
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  1. 1. Science Skills Summativeon Wednesday December 12 th! That is NEXT WEEK!!Class Website for Notes and Extra Credit Project:https://sites.google.com/site/2555teacherandrew/home
  2. 2. Biodiversity (Science Skills) Science Skills Class Code SC20210
  3. 3. Extra Credit Assignment Be a Herpetologist for a Day 5 Points Due After Summative This slide is on class website: https://sites.google.com/site/2555teacherandrew/home Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians Project steps: 1) Find a WILD reptile or amphibian, look at it as close as you can. Get a picture of it! (must be your own picture!!) 2) Go to webpage: http://bangkokherps.wordpress.com/ • Use the webpage to identify your species. FIND THE SCIENTIFIC NAME, COMMON NAME, AND THAI NAME • What is the animal’s contribution to the ecosystem? • Is the animal dangerous?? 3) Use wikipedia to find the names of the 7 taxonomic groups the species belongs to (you already found the species name, so you need to find domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus).NO COPYING!! I WILL NOT ACCEPT COPIED WORK ON THIS!
  4. 4. What is Biodiversity?Biodiversity – the number of species in an areaAn area with high biodiversity has many speciesAn area with low biodiversity has fewer speciesWhich has greater biodiversity??
  5. 5. Why is Biodiversity Important? Reasons why biodiversity is important: 1. Many jobs are linked to a nation’s biodiversity
  6. 6. Why is Biodiversity Important? Reasons why biodiversity is important: 1. Many jobs are linked to a nation’s biodiversity 2. Tourists bring money to countries mainly to see its biodiversity (plants and animals).
  7. 7. Why is Biodiversity Important? Reasons why biodiversity is important: 1. Many jobs are linked to a nation’s biodiversity 2. Tourists bring money to countries mainly to see its biodiversity (plants and animals). 3. Many products and medicines we use come from our biodiversity. Food Medicines Furniture and ShelterClothes
  8. 8. Why is Biodiversity Important? Reasons why biodiversity is important: 1. Many jobs are linked to a nation’s biodiversity 2. Tourists bring money to countries mainly to see its biodiversity (plants and animals). 3. Many products and medicines we use come from our biodiversity. 4. Biodiversity gives us clean air and protects us from floods and even global warming. Plants also help preventOur plant mud slidingbiodiversity duringturns CO2 floodsinto oxygen
  9. 9. Biodiversity Hotspots Hotspots – areas where there is a very high numbers of plants and animals. Hotspots are important because when you lose them, you lose a large number of species.These hotspotsare 2.3% of theearths landsurface, yet morethan 50 percent ofthe world’s plantspecies
  10. 10. Losing HotspotsWhen we destroy hotspots, we lose many species of animals and plantsthat were beneficial to us.
  11. 11. What can YOU do to Protect Biodiversity?The Three R’s:1. Reduce = use the minimum you can and do not waste.2. Reuse = try to use things like bags or bottles again before throwing them away.3. Recycle = try to recycle your trash.
  12. 12. What can YOU do to Protect Biodiversity?Put your trash inthe proper place.Plastic is theworst; it takesmany years forplastics todegrade.
  13. 13. What can YOU do to Protect Biodiversity?Protect yourlocal areas
  14. 14. What can YOU do to Protect Biodiversity?EDUCATEYOURSELF!!And thinkabout theproducts youare buying
  15. 15. Learning to Protect Biodiversity Video
  16. 16. Questions1. What is biodiversity?2. What are 4 reasons why biodiversity is important?3. What is a biodiversity hotspot?4. Why are hotspots important?5. What are 4 things you can do to protect biodiversity?6. Why may eating shark fin soup be more harmful to biodiversity than chicken soup?7. What are the 3 R’s?8. The less we use, the less we hurt our planet’s biodiversity. Tell me 3 things you can easily reduce the use of.

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