Big Changes in the Big Apple

How do living things change their environment? This is the focus of a video that describes how the building of communities and clearing of forests changes the types of living organisms that can thrive there.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have students research ecosystems that are being destroyed in order to accommodate humans
Classroom Considerations

  • The 21st in a series of 22 videos that discuss Earth's spheres and natural resources
  • Concepts from previous videos are reviewed at the beginning of the episode
  • An investigation demonstrates how all living things change their environments, specifically, how New York City was once forest land
Pros

  • Designed for Next Generation Science Standards
Cons

  • None
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