Biodiversity Teacher Resources
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Marine Protected Areas (MPA)
Ninth graders explain the purpose of MPA's. For this biology lesson, 9th graders identify MPA's in Southern California. They simulate coastal sampling using candy from two buckets. Students analyze their results and share it with the class.
9th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
So You Think the World Evolves Around You?
Students examine the topic of evolution as it relates to biodiversity in various remote areas of the world. They watch videos, conduct Internet research, and in small groups create a digital video report to illustrate common evolution in their own world.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Our Population and Its Impact on the Planet
Students explore environmental problems due to the growing worldwide human population and examine the growth rate. They also discuss possible ways to stabilize population growth and increase sustainable development.
11th - Higher Ed Science 8 Views 59 Downloads
Who Am I? the Web of Life ... With a Twist!
Students are assigned a secret species identity. They identify with the help of the other players. Once all identities have been deciphered, players form a circle and, by passing a ball of yarn from "species to species", they form the web of life, thus demonstrating the importance of biodiversity and the balance of nature.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Via four student handouts, marine biology learners examine the topography and circulation cell of the Fieberilng guyot. Then they examine the number of individual hydroids counted at each depth. Pupils use the information to relate water circulation to distribution of the larvae.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Dam Builders
Learners examine biodiversity issues. In this European beaver lesson, students visit selected websites to discover information about the reintroduction of the species in Britain. Learners complete the included biodiversity activities.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Shakin' It Up!
Students examine the influence genes have on the survival of an organism and describe biodiversity. Students simulate the relationship between healthy populations and healthy gene diversity of deers, and complete a "Bottleneck Genes" activity that demonstrates random assortments of genes using different colored jelly beans in a bottle.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 26 Downloads
Students participate in an interactive lesson using the scientific method to study biodiversity. In this insect monitoring lesson, students simulate the layers of soil and the insects that would live there. Students design parameters to collect insects and a research timeframe.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Fall 1-The Rain Forest Biome and the Effects of Acid Rain - Biology Teaching Thesis
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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Students 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. Students compare reproductive rates to rates of population.
7th - 9th Science 30 Views 219 Downloads
How can we keep our forests intact and have chocolate too?
Fourth graders recognize the need to sustain crops in the rainforest. In this rainforest lesson, 4th graders consider the use of products from the rainforest. Students discuss how people of different points of view decide what to do about an issue.
4th Science 6 Views 40 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 1 Download
Adaptation and Diversity on Sheffield Island
Written for an exploration of shoreline ecosystems on Sheffield Island, this gives ecology or marine biology buffs a hands-on experience. Using GPS or visual triangulation techniques, they lay transect lines on a high and a low energy beach.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
To Dam or Not to Dam
Young ecologists explore the Aswan Dam in Egypt via the internet. Each collaborative group is assigned a specific article about the ecological impact of the dam. Then they prepare a presentation to share with the rest of the class. Some of the links are no longer valid, and the mentioned worksheet is not available.
7th - 12th Science 9 Views 12 Downloads