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Lesson Plan
Captain Planet Foundation

Which Plant Is Which?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Learn about dichotomous keys, plant identification, and how to care for the planet with a lesson that includes several hands-on and innovative activities. Kids go on a plant scavenger hunt and classify the plants that they find...
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Lesson Plan
National Geographic

Sorting the Gulf Ecosystem

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
A dazzling drawing of the coastal and marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico is the centerpiece of this lesson. Display it for your class to view, and have them identify which organisms are plants, invertebrates, fish, birds, reptiles,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Tree Diversity Activity

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Class members become tree huggers with this terrific study of biodiversity among trees! They do so by examining different characteristics of trees: shape, leaves, bark, fruit or seeds, etc. After examining five concepts, they use their...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Taking Count of Biodiversity

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here is a well-designed instructional activity on biodiversity that should intrigue your charges. In it, pupils compare a natural desert area to a school field to see how habitat destruction affects species diversity. Groups set up...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2009

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Emerging ecologists need a full understanding of life, from the inner workings of a cell to the complex relationships among organisms. This examination is meant to assess high schoolers after an entire year course on the living...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2003

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The living environment, from the interior of a cell to the complex relationships among populations, are queried in this final examination. Learners look at air pollution maps, diagrams of cells, population graphs, and drawing of cells....
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2005

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The 2005 version of the Regents High School Examination in the area of ecology is as comprehensive as previous years' exams. It consists of 40 multiple choice questions on everything from the structure of DNA to the interactions within...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2007

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Environmental science enthusiasts show what they know at the end of the year by taking this full-fledged final exam. They answer multiple choice, graph interpretation, and essay analysys questions, 73 of them in all. Topics range from...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Regents High School Exam: Living Environment 2008

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Tne New York Regents High School Examinations are comprehensive and include various styles of questions, includingmultiple choice and the analysis of graphs. This particular version, the 2008 Living Environment exam surveys a variety of...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Where Did They Come From?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Give science learners nine questions about the biogeography of hydrothermal vents and turn them loose to research this fascinating habitat. Working in cooperative groups, they prepare a report that addresses each of the questions. A...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2010

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This exam touches upon every topic within the typical first year biology course.. A broad variety of question styles give high schoolers every opportunity to show what they know. Why start from scratch when a comprehensive final exam is...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

National Marine Sanctuaries Fish

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Information is provided on Gray's Reef, Florida Keys, and Flower Garden Banks marine sanctuaries. Young marine biologists then visit the FishBase and REEF databases to collect fish species information for each location. They then...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Who Lives in the Water? Stream Side Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Andree Walker thought of everything when he wrote this resource. It includes a detailed list of materials and background information links for the teacher. In addition, it has procedures, a macroinvertebrate identification key, and tally...
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Lesson Plan
Michigan State University

Bug Lyphe!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Introduce ecology classes to biodiversity and interdependence in ecosystems with a PowerPoint presentation. Then, they get up-close and personal with the invertebrate world by collecting insects, classifying them, and graphing their...
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Lesson Plan
National Geographic

Coral Reefs: Ecosystems Full of Life

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Coral reefs contain some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. Introduce reef residents to youngsters with a three-minute video. While the content is educational, it is not particularly engaging or clear. You may choose to skip the...
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Worksheet
French Teacher

La Biodiversite

For Students 11th - 12th
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...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Community Action

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders decide how one uses resources within a particular bioregion.  In this decision making lesson plan, 5th graders consider the biodiversity and complexity of the ecosystem.  Students select a resource (water, paper,...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

7.012 Fall 2004 Section Self-quiz

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
This quiz just looks neat! It has two cell diagrams for biology class members to label. They also describe the function of each organelle. A prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell are displayed for them to compare, and then they fill in the...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

AP: Chapter 29 and 30: Plant Diversity

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
It's a jungle out there! That is because of the tremendous diversity among plants. In this AP biology assignment, botanists answer questions about plant evolution, diversity, and reproduction. They differentiate between monocots and...
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Curated OER

School Forest

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the concept of biodiversity.  In 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...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Invertebrate Diversity

For Students 6th - 12th
Comparative anatomy prevails in the lesson exploring diversity among invertebrates. Biologists examine physical characteristics of an earthworm from phylum annelida and a meal worm from phylum insecta. They also inspect a cricket and a...
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PPT
Curated OER

Glacier Bay Seabirds

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
A gorgeous collection of photographs take viewers on a virtual tour or Glacier Bay National Park with a focus on the seabirds living in the area. Adaptations to the polar climate are highlighted, different species of birds are displayed,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Let's go to the Video Tape!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Big Fleas Have Little Fleas

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...