TEDEd Why is biodiversity so important

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Bio 1
Why is biodiversity so important? - Kim Preshoff
1. An organism that others may depend on for survival is called a(n):
A. Keystone species
B. Interdependent species
C. Diverse species
D. Vulnerable species
2. Coral reefs are essential for the survival of other organisms. They provide:
A. Microhabitats
B. Shelter
C. Breeding grounds
D. All of the above
3. The tapir and agouti are ______ found in the Amazon Rainforest.
A. Carnivores
B. Omnivores
C. Herbivores
D. Decomposers
4. What may cause a species to become less genetically diverse?
A. Isolation from members of its species
B. Low Population numbers
C. Both A and B
D. None of the above
5. Ecosystem diversity, species diversity, genetic diversity all intertwine to create
A. Vulnerability
B. Biodiversity
C. Interdependence
D. Recycling
6. Humans have cut and frayed the woven tapestry of Earth’s biodiversity. List and
describe three ways.
7. Correctly use the following words in a well-written, scientifically correct paragraph.
Be sure to clearly distinguish the differences between each of them and how they
intertwine! Be sure to provide examples. Species diversity, biological diversity,
ecosystem diversity, genetic diversity.
8. From both the verbal and visual descriptions provided in this lesson, sketch your own
diagram of the Amazon Rainforest Food web.
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