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Relationships and Biodiversity Lab
For this relationships and biodiversity worksheet, students investigate the relationships between 4 plants sample using 7 different tests. These include looking at structural characteristics of the plants, seeds and stems, using paper chromatography to compare extracts of each, using an indicator to check for the presence of an enzyme, using gel electrophoresis to compare the DNA and translating the DNA code to compare proteins.
9th - 12th Science 22 Views 175 Downloads
Seeing a World of Difference
Young scholars read through the lyrics and listen to a song about biodiversity. Using pictures they draw, they interpret the song according to their prior knowledge. They identify the threats to different regions around the world and create a collage to show one of the threats.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Connecticut Wildlife: Biodiversity and Conservation Status of Our Vertebrate Populations
Students explore the different types of vertebrates found in their area. In this environmental science instructional activity, students perform a case study on the Common Raven. They analyze data collected from research and create charts and graphs.
11th - 12th Science 9 Views 24 Downloads
Exploring the Temperate Forest: Biodiversity and Interdependence
Middle schoolers examine the consequences of cutting down large amounts of forests throughout the world. In groups, they use the internet to complete a module taking them on a tour through different temperate forests. To end the lesson, they research the problems animals face after their homelands are cut down.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 40 Downloads
The Impacts of Human Activities on Biodiversity in New Haven County
Students discover how plants and animal ecosystems are affected by the growth of a city. In this ecology lesson, students study and observe a plant over a period of time. They develop a creative presentation of their data and share them with the class.
10th - 11th Science 5 Views 28 Downloads
Species and Specimens: Exploring Local Biodiversity
Students practice skills essential to all scientific investigation: carefully observing and collecting data. They become field biologists in a series of hands-on activities to collect and identify specimens, and survey and calculate the diversity of plant species in their local environment.
6th - 12th Science 7 Views 35 Downloads
Students are introduced to biodiversiy. They use a simulation of two forests, one planted with only Douglas Fir trees, and one with diverse species of trees. Students also use the simulation of two forests, one a monoculture of only one kind of tree and the other a diverse forest, and how a disease affects the two forests differently.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 25 Downloads
Students investigate the diversity of temperate forests and tropical rainforests. They catch and observe local insects, sort leaves and insects on a chart, listen to the book "A Walk in the Rainforest," and create a class bar graph that illustrates the diversity of trees and insects between their local forest and a tropical rainforest.
K Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Biodiversity Debate - Stream Side Science
Role play community members who are both for and against the construction of a dam. Research the pros and cons and then hold a classroom debate. This activity ideally follows a series of stream studies, links to which are included. Use this well-written lesson with mature ecology learners who show interest in conservation.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Have You Seen Me? An Introductory Lesson on the Loss of Biodiversity
Pupils investigate environmental law and policies involving endangered species as well as discuss human impact on biodiversity through an Internet research project. Students create a milk carton of their "missing" endangered species.
6th - 9th Science 7 Views 29 Downloads
A Lesson in Biodiversity: Making Comparisons Between Defensive Mechanisms Utilized by Marine Organisms
If your upper elementary or middle school marine biology learners are going to visit an aquarium, then here is a field trip activity guide for you. It is written specifically for The Maritime Aquarium, but the idea can be adapted to any aquarium excursion.
5th - 8th Science 8 Views 23 Downloads
Use a striking world map to display where species-rich biological hot spots are located. Introduce ecology learners to biodiversity and the reasons why hot spot organisms are threatened or endangered. Emphasize the importance of these special biomes and encourage conservation efforts.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 22 Downloads
Does the increased use of fertilizers effect biodiversity?
Young scholars conduct a hands-on lab activity in which they analyze a sample of water from a local stream or pond. They introduce a fertilizer solution into the sample and analyze and describe their findings.
6th - 10th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Students complete activities to study the importance of biodiversity. In this biodiversity lesson, students find images to categorize into organism groups and illustrate their interconnections. Students use measurement tools to study a forest study and write a paragraph describing living and non-living things.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads