Biology Unit Checklist: Chapters 1, 2 & 3

 

REVIEW:

·         Big book p. 150-165

 

VOCABULARY:

·         Ch. 1: big book p. 29, 60

·         Ch. 2: big book p. 72, 86, 108

·         Ch. 3: big book p. 125, 133, 143

 

CHAPTER 1 CHECKLIST:

 

Do you know the following? Put a         in the box if you do.

 

 

Chapter 1.1: Biomes

I know all the vocabulary terms on pg. 29 of my big book

I can identify the 8 different biomes:

-       I know how plants and animals are adapted to live in each biome

-       I know the climate of each biome (temperature + precipitation)

-       I know the physical features of each biome

-       I can use a climatograph to identify each biome

I know which biomes can be found in Canada (and can use my data sheet to see where they are found)

I can identify biotic and abiotic factors if I am given a diagram or a scenario

I can explain how factors such as temperature, precipitation, elevation, ocean currents and latitude affect the distribution of the 8 different biomes

I can name the three types of adaptations and give an example of each

 

 

Chapter 1.2: Ecosystems

I know all the vocabulary terms on pg. 60 of my big book

I can describe the relationships between abiotic and biotic components within an ecosystem, including: air, water, light, soil, temperature (abiotic), and bacteria, plants, animals (biotic)

I can place the following in the correct order on an ecological hierarchy: biome, biosphere, habitat, ecosystem

I can place the following in the correct order on an ecological hierarchy: biome, population, ecosystem, organism, community

I can explain the three types of symbiotic relationships (mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism)

I can explain how competition and predation affect organisms within an ecosystem

I can read a predator-prey graph and explain the ups and downs in the predator-prey cycle

I can explain how different preys and predators have special adaptations to help them survive (including mimicry and camouflage)

I know what a niche is, and how it fits into an ecosystem.

I can explain what biodiversity is, and why biodiversity is important. I know which biome has the highest biodiversity.

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 2 CHECKLIST:

 

Do you know the following? Put a         in the box if you do.

 

 

Chapter 2.1: Energy flow in ecosystems

I know all the vocabulary terms on pg. 72 of my big book

 I can label information (ex: trophic levels, producer, primary, secondary, tertiary consumers, carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, decomposers, top consumer, etc.) on food chains, food webs, and food pyramids

I can explain why decomposers and detrivores are important in ecosystems

I can follow and explain the flow of energy in a food web or pyramid

(energy starts with the sun à producer à primary consumer…)

I know the difference between a pyramid of energy, a pyramid of numbers and a pyramid of biomass. I know which one can be inverted

I can explain how much energy is lost when you move up each trophic level in a food pyramid. I can explain what the energy is used for and where it goes.

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.2: Nutrient Cycles in Ecosystems

I know all the vocabulary terms on pg. 86 of my big book

I can list the short-term and long-term stores for the Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus cycles. I know the biggest store for each nutrient cycle.

I can explain how Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus are cycled through ecosystems

I can read the information from the 3 nutrient cycle data sheets. I understand how to find nutrient stores and nutrient exchanges/flows. I know the units for each data sheet.

I can explain how human activities are affecting the nutrient cycles and give at least two examples of human activities that are affecting the 3 cycles.

I know what nitrogen fixation, nitrification, and denitrification are. I can use the data sheet to find the reactants/products, what organism does each process, and where those organisms live.

I can explain what eutrophication is, and what causes it. I can spell eutrophication!

I can explain what geologic uplift is, and how it contributes to the phosphorus cycle

I can explain what weathering is (physical and chemical), and how it contributes to the phosphorus cycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.3: Effects of Bioaccumulation on Ecosystems

I know all the vocabulary terms on pg. 108 of my big book

I can explain the difference between bioaccumulation and biomagnification

I can explain how biomagnification affects the top of the food chain (top consumers) more than the bottom (producers)

I know what pollutants are, and can give some examples of them. I know what unit is used to measure pollutant levels

I know what POPs are, and can give some examples of them.

I know what DDT was used for, which organism(s) it affected, and how it affected organisms

I know what PCB’s were used for, which organism(s) it affected, and how it affected organisms

I can explain how POPs can affect organisms (ex: reproductive impacts) and ecosystems (ex: keystone species)

I know what bioremediation is, and what it can be used for

I can list the 3 heavy metals that bioaccumulate, their man-made sources (where they come from), and describe how they can affect humans

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 3 CHECKLIST:

 

Do you know the following? Put a         in the box if you do.

 

 

Chapter 3.1: How Ecosystems Change Over Time

I know all the vocabulary terms on pg. 125 of my big book

I can explain how organisms with the best adaptations are the ones that survive and reproduce, changing a species over a long period of time à natural selection

I can explain how from a single parent, many different species can evolve, each with different adaptations that help them survive in different niches à adaptive radiation

I know the vocabulary word proliferation

I can explain the process of primary succession – how it starts, what steps happen, and how long it takes

I can explain the process of secondary succession – how it starts, what steps happen, and how long it takes

I know what a pioneer species is. I can give an example of a pioneer species.

I can explain how both primary and secondary succession result in climax communities. I know what a climax community is, and can give some examples of them.

I can explain how natural events like floods, fire, insect infestations, drought, tsunamis and volcanoes can affect ecosystems. I know what type of succession will follow (primary or secondary) after each of these events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.2: How Humans Influence Ecosystems

I know all the vocabulary terms on pg. 133 of my big book

I can explain what habitat loss is, and give some examples of how habitat loss occurs (habitat fragmentation, deforestation, resource exploitation, etc.)

I can explain how habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and deforestation affect organisms living in ecosystems.

I can explain how deforestation can cause erosion, resulting in soil degradation

I can explain what soil compaction is, what causes it, and what negative effects result from soil compaction.

I can explain how resource exploitation, overexploitation and extinction affect ecosystems. I know how resource exploitation and overexploitation are different.

I can explain what sustainability is, and give some examples of how humans can be sustainable.

I know what Traditional Ecological Knowledge is.

 

 

Chapter 3.3: How Introduced Species Affect Ecosystems

I know all the vocabulary terms on pg. 143 of my big book

I can explain the difference between native species and introduced species. I can explain and give examples of introduced species that are not harmful to the environment.

I can explain what an invasive species is, and give an example.

I can explain how invasive species can cause damage in ecosystems through competition, predation, disease/parasites and habitat alteration.

 


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