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Environmental Influences

In this worksheet, students will practise the environment an organism lives in and influences it.

'Environmental Influences' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Biology: Interactions and Interdependencies

Curriculum subtopic:  Relationships in an Ecosystem

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Ecologists study organisms and the area they live in. Their interest is how environmental changes affect organisms and their lives. Building sites for example have a huge effect on the plants and animals of the area. Every time a new construction site is to be developed, ecologists must study how this will affect organisms in the area.

If rare organisms are found in an area, then the development may not go ahead or it will be delayed until:

  • the organisms can be moved to another area
  • the development can be redesigned to allow the organisms to continue living there

 

This is called sustainable development. It means that it allows things to continue to exist in the future.

What type of scientists study organisms and the areas they live in? 

What is the issue with new building sites?

They may not be big enough for purpose.

They may affect organisms that live in the land.

They may be very expensive.

Suggest a possible effect building sites may have for organisms that live in that land.

It will destroy the land they live.

It will provide more space for them.

It will kill them.

Suggest another possible effect building sites may have for organisms that live in that land.

It will destroy any small plants.

It will destroy their food.

It will change the weather.

Complete this statement.

Before a new building site is designed, it is necessary _____________________________ . 

to go ahead and build it anyway

to find a piece of land with no organisms living on it

to study how it will affect organisms that live in the land

Complete this statement.

If rare organisms are found in the area where a new construction site is about to be developed, building ___________________________________.

goes ahead anyway

is not allowed to go ahead

Suggest a possible solution when rare organisms are found where a new building site is about to be developed.

building goes ahead anyway

construction is delayed

Why does a construction sometimes need to be delayed when rare organisms are found in a possible building site?

Tick two answers.

There is not always a delay.

The rare organisms are moved.

The construction stops.

The building is redesigned to allow organisms to continue living there.

What does sustainable development do?

It is about building anywhere in the country to ensure housing for people.

It allows things to continue to exist in the future.

It is about moving organisms to other places they can live in.

Try to estimate how many new homes are built in the UK each year.

5,000

100,000

180,000

  • Question 1

What type of scientists study organisms and the areas they live in? 

CORRECT ANSWER
ecologists
ecologist
EDDIE SAYS
Ecologists study organisms and the area they live in.
  • Question 2

What is the issue with new building sites?

CORRECT ANSWER
They may affect organisms that live in the land.
EDDIE SAYS
New building sites may affect organisms that live in the area.
  • Question 3

Suggest a possible effect building sites may have for organisms that live in that land.

CORRECT ANSWER
It will destroy the land they live.
EDDIE SAYS
New building sites may destroy the land that organisms live in. It is like someone destroying your home to build a new one for them.
  • Question 4

Suggest another possible effect building sites may have for organisms that live in that land.

CORRECT ANSWER
It will destroy their food.
EDDIE SAYS
New building sites may also destroy the food of organisms that live there.
  • Question 5

Complete this statement.

Before a new building site is designed, it is necessary _____________________________ . 

CORRECT ANSWER
to study how it will affect organisms that live in the land
EDDIE SAYS
Plants and animals are everywhere. When building a new site, it is essential to take into account how it will affect the organisms that live there.
  • Question 6

Complete this statement.

If rare organisms are found in the area where a new construction site is about to be developed, building ___________________________________.

CORRECT ANSWER
is not allowed to go ahead
EDDIE SAYS
Building is not allowed to go ahead.
  • Question 7

Suggest a possible solution when rare organisms are found where a new building site is about to be developed.

CORRECT ANSWER
construction is delayed
EDDIE SAYS
Construction can be delayed.
  • Question 8

Why does a construction sometimes need to be delayed when rare organisms are found in a possible building site?

Tick two answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
The rare organisms are moved.
The building is redesigned to allow organisms to continue living there.
EDDIE SAYS
Construction is sometimes delayed so that the rare organisms can be moved or so that the building is redesigned to allow organisms to continue living there.
  • Question 9

What does sustainable development do?

CORRECT ANSWER
It allows things to continue to exist in the future.
EDDIE SAYS
Sustainable development allows things to continue to exist in the future.
  • Question 10

Try to estimate how many new homes are built in the UK each year.

CORRECT ANSWER
180,000
EDDIE SAYS
About 180,000 new homes are built in the UK each year!
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