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Study Jams! Population GrowthLesson Planet
3 mins 6th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Along came a spider, who sat down beside her. She screamed, but RJ wouldn't smash it because spiders are a limiting factor for other insects in an ecosystem. In this video, other common limiting factors for populations are listed....
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewHow does biodiversity affect ecosystems? An insightful presentation covers the concept of biodiversity and its importance. It takes a look at extinction and endangered and threatened species as well as biodiversity hot spots around the...
What Happened to the Patagonian Toothfish?Lesson Planet
3rd - 5th
Students discuss why certain foods become popular or trendy, and investigate how the Patagonian toothfish became a threatened species because of its popularity. They complete a math worksheet to investigate the effects of overfishing...
Evaluating the Strength of Scientific Evidence: The Rediscovery of the Ivory-billed WoodpeckerLesson Planet
7th - 12th
A happy discovery occurred in Arkansas in 2004: a woodpecker, believed to be extinct since the 1940s, reappeared! Or did it? Middle to high school ecologists examine scientific evidence and use critical-thinking skills to determine...
The Case of the Vanishing HoneybeesLesson Planet
4 mins 6th - 9th
It's time for CSI: Honeybees! The numbers of domesticated honeybees in the US have been diminishing at an astounding rate, and investigators are out to find out why. The included video features three possible explanations and illuminates...
Coral Reef Fish Danger - Blue PlanetLesson Planet
4 mins 7th - 12th
Coral reefs are the most diverse communities in the world, but what happens when fishermen catch the fish before they reach a state of maturity? Every year, over 30,000 tons of reef fish come into Hong Kong to be sold at the fish...
Threatened Species and Public PolicyLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Learners discuss the Endangered Species Act and its impact on people and the environment. They read the act and watch video footage. They examine why sea turtles are endangered and efforts to protect them. They analyze numerical results...