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"A"
American Business
American Culture
American Heritage
American Labor
Animal Science
Archaeology
Archery
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Atomic Energy
Auto Mechanics
Aviation

"B"
Backpacking
Basketry
Bird Study
Bugling

"C"
Camping
Canoeing
Chemistry
Cinematography
Citizenship Community*
Citizenship Nation*
Citizenship World*
Climbing
Coin Collecting
Collections
Communications*
Computers
Cooking
Crime Prevention
Cycling*

"D"
Dentistry
Disability Awareness
Dog Care
Drafting

"E"
Electricity
Electronics
Emergency Preparedness**
Energy
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science*

"F"
Family Life*
Farm Mechanics
Fingerprinting
Fire Safety
First Aid*
Fish & Wildlife Mgmt.
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Forestry

"G"
Gardening
Genealogy
Geology
Golf
Graphic Arts

"H"
Hiking
Home Repairs
Horsemanship

"I"
Indian Lore
Insect Studies

"J"
Journalism

"K"

"L"
Landscape Architecture
Law
Leatherwork
Lifesaving**

"M"
Mammal Study
Medicine
Metalwork
Model Design & Building
Motorboating
Music

"N"
Nature

"O"
Oceanography
Orienteering

"P"
Painting
Personal Fitness**
Personal Management*
Pets
Photography
Pioneering
Plant Science
Plumbing
Pottery
Public Health
Public Speaking
Pulp and Paper

"Q"

"R"
Radio
Railroading
Reading
Reptile & Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Rowing

"S"
Safety
Salesmanship
Scholarship
Sculpture
Shotgun Shooting
Skating
Skiing
Small Boat Sailing
Soil & Water Conservation
Space Exploration
Sports**
Stamp Collecting
Surveying
Swimming**

"T"
Textile
Theatre
Traffic Safety
Truck Transportation

"U"

"V"
Veterinary Medicine

"W"
Water Skiing
Weather
Whitewater
Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving
Woodwork

"X"
"Y"
"Z"

 

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Requirements 1991
  1. Name three ways in which plants are important to animals.
  2. Name three ways in which animals are important to plants.
  3. Explain the term "food chain." Give an example of a four-step land food chain and a four-step water food chain.
  4. Do all the requirements in FIVE of the following fields:
    Birds

    1. In the field, identify eight species of birds.

    2. Make and set out a birdhouse; OR a feeding station; OR a birdbath. List what birds used it during 1 month.

    Mammals

    1. In the field, identify three species of wild mammals.

    2. Make plaster casts of the tracks of a wild mammal.

    Reptiles or Amphibians

    1. Show that you can recognize the poisonous snakes in your area. Identify in the field three species of reptiles or amphibians.

    2. Recognize one species of toad or frog by voice; OR identify one reptile or amphibian by eggs, den, burrow or other signs.

    Insects or Spiders

    1. Collect, mount, and label 10 species of insects or spiders.

    2. Hatch an insect from the pupa or cocoon; OR hatch adults from nymphs; OR keep larvae until they form pupae or cocoons; OR keep a colony of ants or bees through one season.

    Fish

    1. Catch and identify two species of fish.

    2. Collect four kinds of animal food eaten by fish in the wild.

    Mollusks and Crustaceans

    1. Identify five species of mollusks and crustaceans.

    2. Collect, mount, and label six shells.

    Plants

    1. In the field, identify 15 species of wild plants.

    2. Collect and label seeds of six plants; OR the leaves of 12 plants.

    Soils and Rocks

    1. Collect and identify soils found in different layers of a soil profile.

    2. Collect and identify five different types of rocks from your area.

  5. Do ONE of the following:

    1. Raise tadpoles from eggs; OR raise adults from tadpoles; OR keep an adult reptile or amphibian so it stays healthy for 1 month.

    2. Develop a simple aquarium with fish and plant life. Keep it so they stay healthy for 1 month.

    3. Develop an aquarium. Keep in it two species of mollusks or crustaceans so they stay healthy for 1 month.

    4. Build a terrarium with three species of plants. Keep it so the plants stay healthy for 1 month.

    5. Grow seeds for 1 month in two kinds of soil. Describe difference in rate of growth.


NOTE: Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, some plants and animals are or may be protected by federal law. The same ones or others may be protected by state law. Be sure that you do not collect protected species.

 

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