The students have been learning about biomes and ecosystems as well as how this fits in with living things. Research was done to determine what factors influence the decline of ecosystems and the the increase in endangered animal population and species.
We learned a great way to remember this by using the acronym HIPPO.
H stands for Habitat destruction
I stands for Invasive species
P stands for Pollution
P stands for Population
O stands for overharvesting and overhunting.
The students made excellent connections to the reasons why HIPPO may be a factor in the break of food webs, over-population of animals and a change in the balance within the environment.
Comments by students:
Noa: This project was about HIPPO H stands for Habitat. I stands for invasive species. P stands for pollution. P stands for population. O stands for over hunting and over harvesting.
Isabelle: This was when we made posters for the HIPPO acronym. HIPPO stands for:
-OVER-HUNTING or OVER-HARVESTING
These are all reasons for endangerment and extinctions.We wrote reasonable reasons for these things happening on each letters poster. This was a very simple project. I enjoyed.
Rina: This activity, we wrote things about HIPPO, which stands for Habitat distractions, Invasive species, Pollution, Population, and Over harvesting and over hunting. This was a fun activity.
Yunsheng: We think a lot about HIPPO.
O-OVER-HUNTING or OVER-HARVESTING
This is what you have to remember OK.
You have to remember it !!!!
Ako: I learned about habitat destruction the most.
I learned about habitat destruction like not to cut many trees because living things could loose their habitat.