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Biome Q & A's


Animals
1. What animals are in the biome? (know)
Toco Toucan
Galago (Bush Baby)
Orangutan
Chimpanzee
African Forest Elephant
Bengal Tiger
Vampire Bat
Golden Lion Tamarin
Harpy Eagle
Jambu Fruit Dove
King Cobra
Kinkajou
Musang
Linn's Sloth
Proboscis Monkey
Red-shanked Douc Langur
Silvery Gibbon
Slender Loris
Sumatran Rhinoceros
Wagler's Pit Viper
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2. What characteristics do these animals have? (know)
Most of these animals can be found in trees.

3. What is a niche? (know)
A niche describes the position of a species or population in its ecosystem. A niche is how an organism lives.
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4. What relationships exist between animals? (know)

5. What is a keystone species? (know)
A keystone species is a species on which other species in an ecosystem greatly depend. If a keystone species were removed, the ecosystem would drastically change.
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6. Why would an animal be a keystone species (characteristics)? (use)
An animal would be a keystone species if other animals greatly depended on it for food and other resources.
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7. What other value do the organisms provide? (use)
They could provide protection from other animals, pets, zoo, etc.

8. Which rely on other animals to survive? (use)

9. Which organisms appear more fragile? (use/analyze)

10. What common characteristics do these animals have? (use)
They can live and be found in trees like other animals in the United States.

11. What characteristics seem more important? (use/analyze)

12. Why are some organisms endangered? (know)
They become endangered because they are either low in numbers or threatened by the environment changes.
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13. What common factors cause animals to be endangered? (analyze)
Habitat loss, etc.
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14. How can we save endangered animals? (analyze)
The Endangered Species Act of 1973 was implemented to stop species from becoming endangered. People could move into other habitat where species are not affected and stop using so many of the resources that come from their environment.
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15. Is man's activity causing animals to move to an area in which they can't survive? (analyze)
Yes - when humans move into a specific animal habitat, the animals are being force to move somewhere else. This may be somewhere that that they are unable to survive.
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16. What are the activities of man in this biome? (know)
Tourism, hunter-gatherers, etc.
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17. What other factors are changing the habitat of the animal? (know)

18. What other climates can/cannot move to in order to survive? (use)
The rainforests must stay at a mild and humid temperature.

19. What resources exist in the biome? (know)

20. How do we use the resources from this biome? (use)

21. Could the use of the resources endanger the species? (analyze)
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22. Could the overuse of resources endanger the species? (analyze)
Yes. Taking their habitat could endanger the species and other resources.
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23. Is the of some resources unnecessary? (analyze)
Yes. Many resources that come from the rainforest are commonly overused.

Plants
1. Can some plants help cure diseases? (use)
Yes. Many of these plants are used for vaccinations and cures.

2. What plants can be used for medicines/research? (know)
Various plants can be used for medicines/research.



The Five Animals

1.) Toco Toucan
2.) Galago (Bush Baby)
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The first animal I chose was the kinkajou. This animal is not very common.

Project Details


  1. Animals (explain the niche/levels in a food chain for each) - use row p1 - p5 to enter animals - title with the name of the animal, paragraph 1 gives the information about the animal, paragraph 2 gives the adaptations of the animal.
  2. Plants (explain the niche/levels in a food chain for each) - use row p6 - p10 to enter plants - title with the name of the plant, paragraph 1 gives the information about the plant, paragraph 2 gives the adaptations of the plant.
  3. Adaptations for each of the animals and plants from 1 and 2 (that allow it to survive the biome)
  4. 2 extinct or endangered organisms that from the biome and reasons for their extinction/endangerment - use row p11 - 12. Title with the name of the animal/plant, paragraph 1 gives the information about the animal/plant, paragraph 2 gives the reasons for extinction/endangerment of the animal/plant.
  5. What is the keystone species in your biome? use row p13. Title with the name of the animal/plant, paragraph 1 gives the information about the animal/plant, paragraph 2 gives the reasons for it being a keystone species.
  6. Background information about the biome. use row p14. Title with the name of the biome, paragraph 1 gives the information about the biome, paragraph 2 gives additional information including climate.
  7. Example of unique characteristics or landforms (can be pictures, etc.) Use row p15. Discuss in two paragraphs and include one picture.
  8. Examples of ways humans have exploited the biome through destruction of land or using animals/plants found there (economical). Use row p16. Discuss in two paragraphs and include one picture.
  9. Examples of agricultural in the biome - discuss crops grown and type of soil they have. Use row p17. Discuss in two paragraphs and include one picture.
  10. Tourist attractions (natural or man made). Use row p18. Discuss in two paragraphs and include one picture.
  11. Examples of conservation efforts being used in the biome. Use row p19. Discuss in two paragraphs and include one picture.
  12. Other animals in the biome that you considered for your top 5. Use row p20.
  13. You will create placemarks in your map about the above information. Be careful to pay attention to where a specific animal or plant may be placed in the biome. You will enter the city or latitude/longitude in the correct place on the map.