ECO-CLUB

LOCKDOWN QUIZ

WEEK 1

  ANSWERS_

QUESTION

1

The only mammals that truly hibernate in the UK are hedgehogs, dormice and bats.

QUESTION

2

Biodiversity is a term used to describe the variety of life on Earth. It can be used more specifically to refer to all of the species in one region or ecosystem. Biodiversity refers to every living thing, including plants, bacteria, and animals,

QUESTION

3

Earth's global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Some say 2020 stands out further because 2016 saw a natural El Niño climate event which boosts temperatures.

QUESTION

4

D) 100+ years. In fact some scientists believe it takes 500 (or more) years for a plastic bag to degrade in a landfill. Unfortunately the bags don't break down completely but instead photo-degrade, becoming microplastics that absorb toxins and continue to pollute the environment.

QUESTION

5

Paleontological evidence shows that badgers have been the British Isles for at least 250,000 years.

QUESTION

6

Neonicotinoid thiamethoxam is a pesticide believed to kill bees. Outdoor use was banned by the EU in 2018. In January 2021 the UK Government authorised it's use on sugar beet crops. As pollinators, bees are important to biodiversity and play a part in every aspect of the ecosystem. Bees support the growth of trees, flowers, and other plants, which serve as food and shelter for creatures large and small.

QUESTION

7

Researchers have found some specialised cells in birds’ eyes that may help them see magnetic fields. It is thought that birds can use both the beak magnetite (a magnetized rock) and these eye sensors to travel long distances over areas that do not have many landmarks, such as the ocean.

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