Nr. 11

Ecology (N-11)

ěkologi I

The requirements for the Ecology honor are as follows:

     

  1. Construct a diagram of fresh-water pond ecosystem with pasted-on animal cutouts.

     

  2. Pick one mammal, bird, reptile, and amphibian from your home environment, and for each construct a diagram of its ecological pyramid.

     

  3. Know the meaning of the following terms:
    1. Ecology
    2. Community
    3. Food chain
    4. Commensalism
    5. Ecological succession
    6. Plankton
    7. Conservation
    8. Climax community
    9. Eutrophication
    10. Biome

     

  4. Make detailed field observations and a careful library book study of the habitat of some small animal in your own environment. Write a report of about 700 words, half from your field observations and half from your book study.

     

  5. Define an ecosystem and state what the basic biological and physical factors are that keep it a balanced system.

     

  6. Check for one week the daily paper of the nearest large city for the air pollution level. Plot a curve of this level on graph paper. Find out what caused any peaks in your curve.

     

  7. List ten ways in which you might actively work to improve the environment in which you live. Put four of these into practice.

     

  8. Find a Spirit of Prophecy quotation and a Bible text pertinent to ecology, and be able to explain their relevance and application to our day.
Skill Level 2