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A. Circle the best answer for each of the following and add comments if you would like.

  1. Do you like science?

    No, not much Sometimes Usually Yes, a lot
     
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  2. Is learning science easy for you?

    No, not much Sometimes Usually Yes
     
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B. Please answer the following questions as best as you can.

  1. What is biodiversity?

     

     

  2. Do you know of any methods that a scientist might use to find out about biodiversity?

     

     

  3. List the plants and animals you would probably find in each of the following:
     
  4. Below is a sample of a kind of map that is very useful for doing field work. The letters on the map correspond to the questions below.
     
    1. — What do these lines tell us?
       
       
    2. — What does it mean when the lines are close together?
       
       
    3. — What does it mean when the lines are farther apart?
       
       
    4. — What does this dashed line represent?
       
       
    5. — What does this dark line (blue on a color map) represent?
       
       
    6. — Can you identify this symbol?
       
       
    7. — Fill in the blank: This is the __________ point on the map.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    [Paste in topo map here]

     

     

     

     

     

     

  5. What would you use this map for?