How do you think exposure to pollution is related to income and race? In other words, are people exposed to different amounts of pollution because of who they are or how much money they make?
Other than its effect on school how has Covid impacted your life?
What is a hazardous event (or natural disaster) that you’ve heard about? What do you know about it?
Land that is being considered for a National Park must have, among other things, “a unique natural, cultural, or recreational resource.” Does Bemidji or Minnesota in general meet these criteria? Does a different location in the U.S. meet these criteria?
What is a concrete way that protecting biodiversity impacts you? An example would be that I rely on pollinators to pollinate my apple trees. If we lose the plants that pollinators need I won’t have apples in the fall.
Because we have a short week I would like you to write a short reply (only two sentences!) about what you have learned in this class so far. Be specific, as in “I learned that…” rather than “I learned about…”
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There are many wildfires burning in the western US. Using some of the concepts from the chapter so far, explain what you think some of the effects might be on the natural communities that have burned. (Hint: on page 158 there are lists of the vocab words from the sections of the chapter that might give you topics to write about.)
Why is it important for an organism to be well-suited to its environment? Write a paragraph response using complete sentences and giving at least one example.
Do you think we should be concerned about species extinction? Explain why or why not in a paragraph (at least four sentences).
How do changes in the population size of a particular species of plant or animal relate to the environmental conditions where it lives?