In this biodiversity activity, students sort and classify animals by their observable features using a dichotomous key. Students then respond to questions about complete and incomplete metamorphosis.
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The Big Picture on Biodiversity and Climate Change
Let's leave climate change arguments up to the seasoned scientists. A change in biodiversity due to changing temperature can lead to, what, exactly? Through a series of discussions, activities, and observations, pupils connect climate...
9th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Conserving Canada's Marine Biodiversity
The ocean may seem a world away, but you can actually find it in a science classroom! Learners in the lower grade levels explore the concepts of water pollution, apex predators, the worth of animals, and commercial fishing methods. High...
4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Schoolyard Biodiversity Investigation Educator Guide
In 1980, in the tropical rainforests of Panama, scientists discovered 1,200 species of beetles living in and around just 19 trees, with most of the species new to science—that's biodiversity! In the activity, learners work in teams to...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Biodiversity Is Good For The Economy
Variety is the spice of life! Biodiversity is important for the health of ecosystemsand also the health of industries like timber and agriculture. Junior conservationists learn the link between biodiversity and profitability in a short,...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Is Biodiversity So Important?
There are millions of plant and animal species on the planet, but why do we need so many? Follow along with this short video as it explains how biodiversity helps strengthen ecosystems, allowing them to adapt to change so that life...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable