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Environmental Impact

Unit L2 Focus Words

Access Student Page (includes Focus Words list and slides for the unit)habitat

noun – the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism

Why do you think animals prefer certain habitats?

condition

noun – the state of something, especially having to do with appearance or quality

What kinds of conditions are best for flamingos to breed?

source

noun – 1. someone or something that provides what is wanted or needed
2. the place of origin of a stream or river

What is your favorite source for information? Explain.

destruction

noun – the process of ruining something beyond repair

Can you think of a time when you saw destruction in your city or town? What happened?

extinction

noun – the state or process of a species, family, or larger group ceasing to exist

What are some reasons why a species might face extinction?

optimal

adjective – best or most favorable

What do you think the optimal time of year is for playing outside?

threat

noun – something that is likely to cause danger or harm

What types of environmental threats might endanger animals?

impact

noun – 1. the act or force of one thing hitting another
2. the effect or influence of one thing on another

Heavy rains had an impact on the flamingos in the Science Scene. What other animals could rain have an impact on?

preservation

noun – the act of maintaining something in its original or existing state

When might preservation be a good use of government money?

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