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Students identify the positive effects that human monitoring has on the conservation of biodiversity. They create an electronic field guide by inserting and modifying a table in Microsoft Word. Students view a powerpoint about what biodiversity is and how electronic field guides can be used.
Middle schoolers 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. Middle schoolers design parameters to collect insects and a research timeframe. Students create a graph of the species found.
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.
In 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.