Students research the Galapagos Islands as a case study of endemic vs. introduced animal and plant species. They consider how introduced species can affect endemics.
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New Review Sustainability and Extinction
Galapagos Penguins are the only penguins on earth that live north of the equator (in the wild). In this last activity a discussion on how the Galapagos islands developed their populations and diversity sparks the introduction. Two...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Pulling for Biodiversity
It might seem impossible that with more than 14 million species found on Earth, biodiversity is diminishing—but it's the truth. Young scientists explore how invasive species are so destructive to native biodiversity. They compare...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Case of Darwin's Finches
One of the most striking pieces of evidence for Darwin's Evolution of Species was his observations of finches and how their beaks differed from island to island, depending on their primary food sources. So what would happen to the theory...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed