Biodiversity Teacher Resources
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Sixth graders explore the concept of biodiversity. In this biodiversity lesson, 6th graders discover a variety of planets and animals that live in forests, and how a rotting log benefits that environment. Students also locate seven living objects that depend on each other, living in forest nearby.
Sorting Things Out
Written to examine seeds that grow in Kansas, you can adapt this lesson to anywhere you live. Learners sort a mixture of five different seeds to by any characteristic of their choice. When your budding scientists are exploring the life cycle of a plant, you can use this classifying activity to introduce seeds.
1st - 4th Science
Tallying Local Species to Learn About Diversity
Using this thoroughly-written plan, you can have your junior ecologists exploring local biodiversity. They take a journal outdoors to tally the species that they see. An article is included along with comprehension questions. The author also includes links to other resources and extension ideas.
4th - 5th Science
The Strange & Wonderful World of Ants
Gain access to the lives of ants with this twenty-page, beautifully-illustrated interactive book. Discover the unique behaviors of different types of ants, such as the leafcutter, army, honeypot, or door keeper ants. Conclude by being inspired as to how humans might benefit from imitating these fascinating creatures!
1st - 6th Science
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
Illinois On Tour
Eighth graders participate in the Illinois Mystery Activity (from the ENTICE materials) to study additional interesting facts about Illinois. Using the DNR poster "Illinois' Natural Divisions" and printed materials from ENTICE, 8th graders investigated the natural division in which we live, Western Forest Prairie.
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
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
Down, Dung and Dirty
Students observe the changes seen in succession and the biodiversity of a community through its species richness and evenness. They create a dung culture in a clear plastic cup from horse, goat or cow dung then observe the numbers of species of fungi that grow over a two week period.
5th - 10th Science