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Sixth graders examine various habitats and record the living creatures they found.  In this biodiversity lesson, 6th graders complete a worksheet recording their observations. Students draw conclusions about the climate and its effect on an ecosystem.
Students define and describe plate tectonic activities including earthquakes and volcanoes; explore different plate tectonic settings; examine the biodiversity and ecosystems supported by various tectonic settings; and determine the tectonic settings and related ecosystems of the Olympic Coast, Cordell Bank, Gulf of the Farallones, Monterey Bay, and Channel Islands national marine sanctuaries.
Students participate in an interactive instructional activity using the scientific method to study biodiversity.  In this insect monitoring instructional activity, students simulate the layers of soil and the insects that would live there. Students design parameters to collect insects and a research timeframe.  Students create a graph of the species found.
High schoolers explain why rain forests have great biodiversity, and list each layer of a rain forest and tell an organism that lives in each. They identify the cause of acid rain and its affect on a rain forest. Students hypothesize the effects of water and sulfuric acid on a leaf and identify the steps of the scientific method.
Young scholars explore biodiversity and populations using Alaska's wildlife as their focus. In this environmental statistics lesson, students examine the concept of exponential growth in a population and calculate the change in population. Young scholars compare reproductive rates to rates of population. They describe their graphs and three factors that affect the rate of population growth.
Students describe the characteristics of an ecotone. In this ecotone lesson, students pick out their area and describe the visual appearance, conditions, ecosystem, biodiversity, predators, prey, and trees in their ecotone. They create a diagram and complete worksheets.
Students explore the concept of biodiversity. Through activities, they discover the importance of one species upon another. Students examine food webs, discuss animals interdependence upon one another, and brainstorm why biodiversity is valuable.
Students examine biodiversity issues. In this European beaver lesson plan, students visit selected websites to discover information about the reintroduction of the species in Britain. Students complete the included biodiversity activities.
Students conduct simple sampling of plant and insect biodiversity at ground level in two contrasting environments of their own choosing. They recognize and record different species then compare and contrast species numbers in the two habitats.
Students discover the amount of diversity that exists in a local area using simple techniques that make observing biodiversity easy and enjoyable. They select a tree to study, collect vials of specimens, then identify the arthropod.
After reviewing biodiversity, learners work in small groups to analyze actual species distribution data. They learn to calculate the Shannon-Weaver diversity index for different communities. Though not particularly engaging, the content is ideal for your biology or environmental science classes when studying biodiversity.
Students study ecosystems and the biodiversity within.  In this ecosystems instructional activity students complete a lab activity and assess the biodiversity in their own community.
Learners research and assess programs that strive to preserve biodiversity, such as captive-breeding programs and species-survival plans adopted by zoos, aquariums, and other institutions.
Learners explore the interdependence of the animals and plants in tropical rainforests. They explore the importance of conserving biodiversity and tropical food chains. They create a tropical forest food chain and identify species that live in the Caribbean National Forest.
Students explain what biodiversity is and how adaptive features are maintained in a population.  In this biodiversity lesson students complete a simple activity involving mouse populations.
In this worksheet based on the movie, The Lion King, the student explores the ecosystem including the water cycle, the food chain and biodiversity by answering 33 short answer questions.
Middle schoolers examine biodiversity in plant life and what an ecosystem is composed of.  In this ecosystem lesson students go around their school and collect specimens and examine the plant species they encounter. 
Students explore the basic species interdependency within an ecosystem. They explore how one species can affect several others. They discuss the importance of biodiversity in an ecosystem.
Students study biodiversity while examining insects. They research insects that already exist and how they adapt to their environment.
Students explore a hardwood forest. In this forest ecology instructional activity, students examine the diversity and animals and plants as they explore their habitats at Poricy Park Conservatory. Students determine how biodiversity and abiotic elements contribute to the livelihood of the environment.

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