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Use this link to complete the worksheet:
http://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/biodiversity/it-takes-all-kinds-to-make-aworld
Use the interactive to place the following types of
organisms into their major life groups… then catch the
next wave until all are finished!
1.
2.
3.
4.
Blue Green Algae =
Tubeworm =
Extreme Microbe =
Giant Kelp =
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Spiny Lobster =
Diatom =
Red Mangrove =
Fungus =
White Marlin =
Answer the following questions about this section
10. What percentage of animals are
15. When
invertebrates?
did animals
11. When was the Earth formed?
emerge?
12. When was the oldest evidence of
16. When
life revealed?
did
13. When did protists emerge?
vertebrates move to land?
14. When did plants and fungi
17. When did our human ancestors
emerge?
emerge?
Answer the following questions about this section
18. What is the biggest animal that has ever lived?
19. What is the “scientific name” of the blue whale?
20. What caused the blue whale population to start to
grow again after near extinction and in what year did that happen?
National Geographic
Biodiversity Game Interactive
Life on Earth flourishes in infinite variety. Scientists to date have identified almost
2 million species populating our biosphere. Can you guess how many identified
species exist within each of the major categories of life?
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/01/seven-billion/biodiversity-game
Use the link above to view the website. You will see eleven boxes containing icons
that represent plants, animals, and other major categories of living things. Match
each icon to the appropriate number representing the amount of identified species
within that category of life by dragging and dropping the icon into the square above
the number you think is correct. When you have placed all 11 icons, correct answers
will be outlined in green and incorrect answers in red. Continue to shift around
incorrect answers until all are correct.
Then complete the chart below showing the number of identified species within that
category of life to the correct major category of living things and hand your paper in.
number of identified species
1,000,000
310,129
102,248
98,998
85,000
66,307
31,153
9,990
8,734
6,515
5,487
major category of living things