Biodiversity

"The one process ongoing that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by destruction of natural habitats" - E.O. Wilson. Here is a video that discusses biodiversity at multiple levels from species, genetic, and ecosystem diversity. It focuses on keystone species and highlights the jaguar and the sea otter. Video is the third in an 18-part series.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research E.O. Wilson
  • Demonstrate the encyclopedia of life for students
Classroom Considerations

  • Remember YouTube allows public comments
  • Video is the third in an 18-part series
Pros

  • Provides review worksheet
  • Includes closed captioning
  • Engaging graphics hold viewers' attention
Cons

  • None
Common Core