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Biodiversity in a Wetland Ecosystem
Online activities make learning about wetland biodiversity interactive! First, ecologists navigate through National Geographic's 56-page "GeoStory" about US wetland ecosystems. They use the FieldScope tool to investigate the Barataria Preserve in Louisiana and predict where assigned species might make their homes.
5th - 12th Science 28 Views 36 Downloads
Biodiversity of Ponds
Students study the biodiversity in pond water. In this biodiversity lesson plan, students observe 3 samples of pond water using a pond water identification sheet. They record their findings and identify the organisms they find, the number of each type of organism and any other information about the organisms.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 35 Downloads
The Basics of Creature Connectedness: Biodiversity Diversions
Students study biodiversity. They participate in a scavenger hunt to look for presence of wildlife and connections in nature. They create a collage about Venezuelan biodiversity in small groups and present to the class. They write a paragraph about biodiversity connections they learned through their activities.
3rd - 4th Science 6 Views 22 Downloads
Students are introduced to the life around them. As a class, they discuss their prior knowledge about the habitats in their local area. Using the internet, they identify the basic components needed for biodiversity and the major threats to the habitats.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads
Students explore the biodiversity of the national marine sanctuaries. In this science lesson, students view a video about Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary and Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Students work together to explore the types of wildlife in the sanctuary, the threats it faces and the importance of the ecosystem.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 34 Downloads
Looking for Biodiversity
Young scholars explore habitats and see that there are a variety of plants that can be found and that biodiversity is an important characteristic. In this biodiversity lesson students complete an activity that explains how to perform a plant diversity study using a line transect or a plot study.
6th - 8th Science 7 Views 14 Downloads
Students examine the amount of biodiversity in the state of Illinois. They practice using new vocabulary and listening to stories about animals. After given time to reflect, they write their own haiku. They work together to create a symbol that relates to Illinois biodiversity.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Biodiversity in an Estuary
Students investigate the biodiversity in estuaries. In this estuary lesson plan, students use Google Earth to explore the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. They produce a biodiversity concept map and portray the life of a plant and an animal in an estuary by producing a poster.
9th - 12th Science 14 Views 55 Downloads
Taking Count of Biodiversity
Here is a well-designed lesson on biodiversity that should intrigue your charges. In it, pupils compare a natural desert area to a school field to see how habitat destruction affects species diversity. Groups set up transects and collect samples of life forms which enable them to accurately compare the two habitats.
4th - 6th Science 6 Views 40 Downloads
Introduce ecology classes to biodiversity and interdependence in ecosystems with a PowerPoint presentation. Then, they get up-close and personal with the invertebrate world by collecting insects, classifying them, and graphing their data. Links to the slide show, instructions for insect sampling, and dichotomous keys for identification are all provided for your convenience.
6th - 12th Science 12 Views 6 Downloads
School Yard Biodiversity
Students conduct a biodiversity survey of their own school yard after discussing the concept of biodiversity and interpreting graphs showing the number of species in different groups of living things. In small groups, they count the individual living things in a small plot then combine the data into a class total.
5th - 7th Science 10 Views 31 Downloads
Biodiversity - Who Cares?
Students articulate some of the impacts of loss of biodiversity. They play a game that demonstrates why having a rich variety of life is important to the survival of ecosystems and how invasive species are threatening local biodiversity.
6th - 12th Science 25 Views 198 Downloads
Understanding Biodiversity Via Ecological Footprints
Sixth graders investigate the ways in which human beings impact the environment and ecology through the calculation of their own ecological footprint, discussion questions pertaining to biodiversity and potential imbalance hazards, and group discussions.
6th Science 4 Views 3 Downloads
Students count the number of species they can find in a five minute block of time in both an urban lawn and natural, remnant forest area. They are introduced to the concept of low and high biodiversity areas and engage in a discussion about biodiversity loss.
Higher Ed Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Deep Sea Coral Biodiversity
Students research life forms of both tropical coral reefs and deep-sea coral reefs to discover the biodiversity of the ecosystems. They compare and contrast the diversity and adaptations of the two eco-systems, and draw a picture showing the adaptations.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Students explore a few key concepts associated with measuring biodiversity. They are told that biodiversity can be measured in a number of ways. Genetic diversity is a measure of the genes represented in the sample. Ecosystem diversity is sometimes used as a proxy for biodiversity since different types of animals/plants live in different habitats.
6th - 12th Science 12 Views 63 Downloads
TRUE / FALSE: BIODIVERSITY EDITION
Twelfth graders explore issues related to biodiversity and biodiversity conservation. One person (or object) stands at one end of a trail and another at the other end, both within sight. One person/object represents "truth" the other "falsehood".
12th Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
ESL Holiday Lessons: Biodiversity Day
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article about World Biodiversity Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
7th - 11th Language Arts 6 Views 109 Downloads