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Queen of Trees Video Guide 0910

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The Queen of Trees

Video Guide

Question and Answer Space

What is the name of the Queen of Trees?

To what area/continent/country is this tree native?

Where is the flower (reproductive part) of the tree found?

List 5-6 animals (insects, mammals, birds, etc) that eat the figs.

What is the relationship between the parasitic wasp (bigger one) and the

fig wasp?

What is the role of the male fig wasp?

Describe how the female wasp gets in and pollinates the fig.

Explain the relationship between ants and the fig tree. Describe the ants’ behavior with the Hilda nymphs.

Explain the relationship between the grey hornbills and the fig tree.

Why do some insects cut through the veins in the leaf?

What’s with all the licking? (Monkeys)

Name 3 ways in which seeds are dispersed.

Name

Sketch a small diagram

Optional Activities, post-video:

Be prepared to address the following tasks or questions using examples from the video, The

Queen of Trees.

How the tree or other organisms within the video display evolution (provide 3-4 examples) using the following terms:

How the tree or other organisms within the video display reproduction (provide 3-4 examples) using the following terms:

How the tree or other organisms within the video display genetics

How the tree or other organisms show energy and matter (provide 3-4 examples)

List 4-5 various populations of organisms (i.e., species) mentioned in this ecosystem.

List members of each trophic level shown in the video.

Explain factors, including matter and energy, in the environment that limit the growth of plant and animal populations in natural ecosystems.

Within the biodiversity of the tree’s environment, list 2-3 interdependencies among the organisms and explain how they depend on each other.

In your journal, draw a large diagram that depicts the story in of the video, The Queen of Trees.

Label your diagram using the following terms, and place a box around each term when used:

Abiotic Water

The Sycamore Fig (The Queen) Biotic

Fig wasps

Carbon Dioxide

Seed Dispersal

Fertilize

Parasitic/Parasitism*

Symbiosis*

Predation

Commensalism*

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