Environmental Issues Science Bee

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Environmental Issues Science Bee

  1. 1. Write the vocabulary word that goes with the supplied definition. Each correct response is worth 1 point.
  2. 2. Estuary The area of water that is a combination of both freshwater and saltwater.
  3. 3. Consumers Animals that get energy from eating other organisms.
  4. 4. Erosion The process by which the Earths’ surface gets worn down.
  5. 5. Migration The movement of an animal from one location and climate to another.
  6. 6. Dead Zone The area of the Chesapeake Bay containing too little oxygen to support a healthy ecosystem.
  7. 7. Something designed to solve a problem or meet a need. Technology
  8. 8. Wetland Low lying area that receives fresh or salt water; its water table is at surface level long enough to restrict the growth of plants adapted to wet
  9. 9. Organisms that use the sun’s energy for making their own food. Producers
  10. 10. An area of land that captures water and drains it to a particular stream, river, or lake. Watershed
  11. 11. Someone who uses science, math and creativity to design technologies that solve problems. Engineer
  12. 12. Decomposers Organisms that use waste materials and dead organisms for food.
  13. 13. Write the correct response for each question. Each correct response is worth 2 points.
  14. 14. What is a renewable resource? A resource that can be replaced in a short time or come from a seemingly endless supply.
  15. 15. Why is the blue crab unique? It’s the only creature living in the Chesapeake Bay that can survive in varying levels of salinity.
  16. 16. How do plants help prevent erosion in an ecosystem? Their roots hold the soil in the ground, preventing erosion
  17. 17. Where can most of the world’s freshwater be found? Frozen in glaciers
  18. 18. Why is the Chesapeake Bay considered a Dead Zone? Most of the bay suffers from low dissolved oxygen levels.
  19. 19. What is a non-renewable resource? A resource that can be replaced at only a slow rate, or not at all.
  20. 20. What are the three basic resources? Sun Soil Water
  21. 21. How do pollutants affect a watershed? Any pollutant in a watershed can wind up downstream in our rivers, bays and underground water sources, effecting the entire watershed.
  22. 22. Create a food chain using the terms on the next slide. A correct food chain is worth 4 points.
  23. 23. Grain Snake Sun Owl Mouse
  24. 24. Write as many correct responses you can think of. Each correct response is worth 2 points.
  25. 25. Name important functions of a wetland. •Habitat for many plants and animals •Filters pollutants out of our water supply •Adds oxygen to water •Soaks up water to prevent floods •Prevents or stops erosion •Animal reproduction •Recreation and scenery.
  26. 26. Name ways organisms help their natural environment. 2 points for each correct answer.
  27. 27. Name ways organisms harm their natural environment. 2 points for each correct answer.

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