Biodiversity Teacher Resources
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Big Fleas Have Little Fleas
A benthic habitat hosts a vast collection of organisms and its structure influences the biodiversity. Middle-school marine biology explorers will discuss how corals impact structure, and therefore diversity, on the ocean floor. They draw Sierpinski triangles and then work together to construct a model of a benthic habitat with the same structure.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
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 3 Views 14 Downloads
Marine Protected Areas (MPA)
Ninth graders explain the purpose of MPA's. In 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?
Young scholars 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
Ecology, Nutrient Cycles, Populations
You will get much mileage out of this resource. It is three presentations in one! Standard general ecology information is included within these 69 slides. The first segment deals with levels of organization, biotic and abiotic factors, biomes, biodiversity, and the flow of energy.
6th - 12th Science 78 Views 322 Downloads
STUDENT ACTION AND INVOLVEMENT
High schoolers identify relationships, organize information from research, use critical thinking skills, problem solve, apply information, practice cooperation to impact environmental problems in positive ways and saving biodiversity.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Let's go to the Video Tape!
Using actual data from a deep-sea video survey, high school marine biologists consider the biodiversity, compare species richness between two communities, and learn to calculate the diversity index. The lesson plan is all-inclusive, providing plenty of background information, reference websites, extension ideas, and student handouts.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Our Population and Its Impact on the Planet
Young scholars 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
Electronic Field Guides
Learners 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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Sea Connections: Marine Ecosystems
Students identify producers and consumers from marine ecosystems and describe the balance among them in the environments. After constructing a food chain from a marine ecosystem, they examine human activities that can upset the balance of the ecosystems.
6th - 10th Science 6 Views 5 Downloads
Genetics: Mice Rule! (Or Not)
Students explore genetics and evolution by examining a hypothetical mouse population. Using coin tosses, they determine mouse traits of parents and offspring. Finally, they consider the outcomes of changing environmental conditions on the mice.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Kapok (Ceiba) Tree
Students explore the rainforest. They listen to The Great Kapok Tree and create a web using Inspiration software. They research kapok trees and create posters to make others aware of the plight of the rainforest. They role-play the role of the kapok tree and explain why they should be saved.
3rd - 5th Science 10 Views 39 Downloads