Biodiversity Teacher Resources
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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 17 Views 53 Downloads
Biodiversity Flourishes in Phanerozoic Eon
Sal share the timeline and process by which life propagated and colonized land. He covers life events that occurred during the Cenozoic, Mesozoic, and Paleozoic eras. The video is very basic and covers general knowledge of these eras and topics.
10 mins 10th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students examine the concept of biodiversity. Using the internet, they complete small activities in which they work together. Using the information they collected, they create a class book, make murals and write in their journals.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Discovering Rainforest Locations
How many rainforests are there, where are they, and do global factors effect their locations? These are great questions that have great answers. Children in grades four through eight use several different maps to determine why rainforests occur where they do and what environmental factors cause them to grow.
4th - 8th Science 25 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The African Savanna
Are you thinking about taking your class to the local zoo? Kids of all ages love visiting exotic animals in order to learn about biodiversity, habitat, and animal adaptations. Here is a 44-page activity guide that provides educators with a wide variety of pre-trip activities intended to enhance the overall field trip experience.
1st - 5th Science 23 Views 17 Downloads
Jaguars feed on 87 different species, making it a keystone species. What happens when such a critical link of the food chain goes missing? Mr. Andersen identifies different keystone species according to ecosystem, and he explains the effect they have on their environment.
8 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Students practice the scientific method in the classroom, either in preparation or as a substitution for real-world field experience. They examine a simulated biodiversity research situation, using a "mini-plot" or sampling square protocol, and select their sampling parameters, collect data, and classify "species".
8th - 12th Science 7 Views 43 Downloads
Backyard Birds: Who's Who Out There?
Learners practice techniques of field observation and data-gathering while studying local bird population, describe ecosystem as complex combination of elements, which can affect or be affected by each other, and determine effects of human intrusion on bird life.
3rd - 4th Science 4 Views 13 Downloads
Flora and Fauna of the Hill Neighborhood
Students compare and contrast the characteristics of plants and animals. In this ecology lesson, students observe the outdoors and describe the relationship among different living things. They relate plant diversity with animal diversity.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 30 Downloads
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 5 Views 21 Downloads
Interpreting Data and Building Hypothesis
Students define the term species, and graph species data together with previously collected data at the National Zoo. They interpret graphed data and recognize patterns in the streamside quadrant versus hillside quadrant. Students use simple calculations (mean and relative abundance) to gauge significance of data.
9th - 12th Math 14 Views 49 Downloads
Ecology 12 Human Effects
High schoolers are able to respond to a reading passage concerning human effects (under development) in Madagascar. They have a quiz on primary and secondary succesion as their bell ringer. Students write an essay on the topic "No man is an island, entire of itself; .
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 45 Downloads