Biodiversity Teacher Resources
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The Benefits of Biodiversity
Young scholars examine the concept of biodiversity. They toss coins to determine what traits mouse parents have and the babies traits as well. They predict what would happen to the baby mice if the traits of the parents were different.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Sixth graders explore the concept of biodiversity. For 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.
6th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 3 Views 2 Downloads
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 9 Views 24 Downloads
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 3 Views 5 Downloads
What is biodiversity, and how has it been impacted? Advanced French readers learn about the changes in species around the world and what the United Nations decided to do about it. After reading the page-long text, your readers complete three short activities.
11th - 12th Languages 4 Views 5 Downloads
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 38 Views 29 Downloads
Cycles of Life in an Urban Habitat: Changes in Biodiversity
Second graders compare and contrast animate and inanimate objects. In this environmental science instructional activity, 2nd graders create simple food webs. They observe their environment and create a collage about it.
2nd Science 17 Views 108 Downloads
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.
8th Science 3 Views 0 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
Why Preserve Biodiversity?
Middle schoolers 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 20 Views 56 Downloads
Flora and Fauna of the Hill Neighborhood
High schoolers 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 6 Views 32 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 15 Views 50 Downloads
Ecology 12 Human Effects
Students 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
Down, Dung and Dirty
Learners 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 3 Views 14 Downloads