Sustainability and Extinction

Galapagos Penguins are the only penguins on earth that live north of the equator (in the wild). In this last instructional activity a discussion on how the Galapagos islands developed their populations and diversity sparks the introduction. Two activities build on these concepts before a visit to a conservatory center and a research project.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • When students create the board game, ensure they are thoughtful about what pieces are sustainable rather than plastic
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of the three previous lessons in the series
Pros

  • Offers an additional activity to create a board game
  • Provides videos, links, and references
  • Includes many differentiation and extension ideas to retain student interest
Cons

  • None