Questionnaire

School Year: 2009-2010

3rd Senior High School Nea Philadelphia, Athens "Miltos Kountouras"
Environmental Awareness Project
THE FOREST: Role, Function, Threats, Effects, Prevention
Coordinator: Catherine Fyssaki (ICTS, Mathematics)
Teachers: Stavriana Soubassi (ELT)
Constantinos Taliadouros (Natural Resources Management)
INITIAL QUESTIONNAIRE
For the elicitation of preliminary knowledge and attitudes
Please answer the following questions selecting two (2) options:
PART A’: THE ROLE OF THE FOREST
What is the role of the forest?
  • it regulates the world climate
  • it preserves biodiversity
  • it cleans the air
  • it keeps the soil healthy
  • it maintains the water
  • it produces water
  • it provides habitat for the flora and fauna
  • it provides food
  • it provides raw materials for industry
  • it provides raw materials for pharmacy
  • it provides fortification
  • it is a source of artistic inspiration
PART B’: THE FOREST AS AN ECOSYSTEM
What does the forest depend upon for its survival?
  • it depends on the air
  • it depends on the water
  • it depends on the soil
  • it depends on the flora
  • it depends on the fauna
  • it depends on bacteria and mucus
  • it depends on chemical equilibrium
  • it depends on the climate
  • it depends on carbon
  • it depends on nitro
PART C’: THREATS TO THE FOREST
What is the forest threatened by?
  • by natural fires
  • by arsons
  • by burning dry weed
  • by barbeque fires
  • by the disposal of lit cigarettes
  • by the disposal of glass containers
  • by excessive grazing
  • by excessive deforestation
  • by excessive farming
  • by campers
  • by the hole in the ozone layer
  • by drought
  • by thunder and lightning
  • by strong winds
  • by chemical fertilisers
  • by hunting
  • by tourism
  • by air pollution
  • by airplane gas emissions
  • by acid rain
PART D’: EFFECTS OF FOREST DEVASTATION
Which are the major effects of forest devastation?
  • imbalance in ecosystems
  • climate change
  • soil erosion
  • the greenhouse effect
  • water shortage and desertation
  • wars over natural resources
  • global economic crisis
PART E’: PREVENTIVE MEASURES
In which way(s) are the following responsible for the survival of forests?
  • The state agents ……………… …………………………
  • Education ……………….. ………………………………..
  • Environmentalists ………………. ……………………
  • All citizens …….. …………………………………………
  • The media ……………………… …………………………
Thank you for your answers
During this year this questionnaire was distributed to the participants to the programme: Terres brûlées… et après?
Students’Names : …………………………………………………………………………………..