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Students examine several maps of California exhibiting features such as precipitation, topography, and vegetation. They look for patterns that might be the source of or influence biodiversity in different regions. They pay particular attention to the endemic species of California.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Students investigate biodiversity by creating reports with their classmates. In this ecosystem lesson, students utilize the Internet to research the different types of life in our environment and different locations around the world. Students create a written and oral report describing the importance of biodiversity to the human species.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 16 Downloads
Title: Biodiversity Analysis and Comparison Within the New Jersey Highlands
Students explore the concept of biodiversity. In this environmental science lesson plan, students use field methods to examine the trophic relationship that allows for species diversity.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Students match certain animals with a possible fate that could happen to them from a provided list in order to discover the threats to biodiversity and the role humans play. They also discover the importance of biodiversity and what we should do to protect it.
4th - 12th Science 8 Views 99 Downloads
Rainforest Alliance: Biodiversity
Fifth graders compare biodiversity in their neighborhood and in the rainforest. In this biodiversity lesson, 5th graders read stories and gather information about the diversity of life found in their area and in the rainforest. As a culminating activity, students write a story including how organisms depend on each other for survival.
5th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Coral Reefs: Ecosystems Full of Life
Coral reefs contain some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. Introduce reef residents to youngsters with a three-minute video. While the content is educational, it is not particularly engaging or clear. You may choose to skip the video, but still have your class play the coral reef card matching game that comes with the lesson.
3rd - 6th Science 39 Views 69 Downloads
What Is a Species?
Students are able to recognize that scientists use different definitions of species. They are able to assess the strengths and limitations of species definitions depending on their context. Students are able to use definitions of species to enhance their understanding of speciation.
9th - Higher Ed Science 17 Views 88 Downloads
Tropical Regions/Mapping Biodiversity
Young scholars use a world map to locate the country of Puerto Rico. In groups, they identify the various types of vegetation found on the island. They compare and contrast the biodiversity of the country to the United States. To end the lesson plan, they compare the two countries governments.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Coastal Biodiversity of South Africa
Students investigate the biodiversity found along the coast of South Africa. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They use the information in order to write lab reports with the data. The lesson can be adapted to other coastal areas to collect specimens that can be used for comparing and contrasting.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Begin by comparing land biodiversity to ocean biodiversity, consider the balance between speciation and extinction, and then focus on the coral reef habitat. This PowerPoint presentation is more of a lesson on coral reefs than it is on ocean biodiversity.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Students define and discuss biodiversity as most serious environmental threat facing Earth, estimate number of species of plants and animals in world, consider why might it be important to protect a species even though it may have no direct value to humans, and identify six reasons why biodiversity should be preserved.
7th - 8th Science 8 Views 41 Downloads
Designing Marine Protected Areas
High schoolers analyze marine sites to include in a biodiversity protection reserve and choose sites that provide the most efficient reserve system. In this protecting marine areas lesson plan, students study the species richness and diversity index of species in 8 different sites and determine which combination of sites are the most efficient to make a successful biodiversity protection reserve.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads