Biodiversity Teacher Resources
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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
The Motion of the Ocean
What drives the ocean's motion? Get your class moving toward understanding by using this video. Viewers find that thermohaline circulation is caused by the concentration gradients of temperature and salinity. Using adorable animation in which water and salt molecules have arms and faces, middle schoolers are sure to stay engaged.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 32 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Using photographs and a coral reef identification key, junior marine biologists compare changes in coral cover for a No-Take Area and the surrounding unprotected area. The data that is collected is then analyzed for richness, Shannon-Wiener Index, and evenness.
10th - Higher Ed Science 6 Views 22 Downloads
Big Fleas Have Little Fleas
A benthic habitat hosts a vast collection of organisms and its structure influences the biodiversity. Middle-school marine biology explorers will discuss how corals impact structure, and therefore diversity, on the ocean floor. They draw Sierpinski triangles and then work together to construct a model of a benthic habitat with the same structure.
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 12 Downloads
Ecology, Nutrient Cycles, Populations
You will get much mileage out of this resource. It is three presentations in one! Standard general ecology information is included within these 69 slides. The first segment deals with levels of organization, biotic and abiotic factors, biomes, biodiversity, and the flow of energy.
6th - 12th Science 90 Views 336 Downloads
Let's go to the Video Tape!
Using actual data from a deep-sea video survey, high school marine biologists consider the biodiversity, compare species richness between two communities, and learn to calculate the diversity index. The lesson plan is all-inclusive, providing plenty of background information, reference websites, extension ideas, and student handouts.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Why Preserve Biodiversity?
Students discuss the importance of maintaining ecosystems and explore the various arguments that people make in favor of preserving the Earth's biodiversity. They view photos of endangered species on the Internet and write persuasive essays.
6th - 8th Science 19 Views 55 Downloads
New Review Biodiversity and Evolution – Darwin’s Finches
Teens experience natural selection firsthand (or first beak) in an activity that has them act as finches foraging for food. Using different household items to act as different beak styles, your little finches will collect as much food as they can from the sources available.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 3 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 5 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
Students 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
Designing Marine Protected Areas
Students 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
Biological Diversity and Conservation
For this biological diversity worksheets, students will use a word bank to fill in the blank of 8 statements about biological diversity. Then students will decided if 7 statements about the importance of biodiversity are true or false. Students will match 6 species to the reason why it's population is declining.
7th - 12th Science 36 Views 263 Downloads
Preserving Health Through Biological Diversity
Students research and explore the benefits of biodiversity, particularly as it relates to human health. They write an essay in which they explain the possible effect of human activities on the emergence of new diseases.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Mad About Madagascar
Students read/discuss "On Madagascar, A Treasury of Fauna and Flora," examining the issues affecting the biodiversity of Madagascar. They present information on issues affecting Madagascar's ecology, and write policy statements on preservati
6th - 12th Science 11 Views 39 Downloads