The Biodiversity of Ontario's Natural and Manmade Islands

This The Biodiversity of Ontario's Natural and Manmade Islands unit also includes:

Island exploration—sounds exotic! During these three activities, high school learners explore island biogeography through a game and then analyze data collected, ask questions via BioBlitz, and present findings. Then, they must convince a panel of their peers to fund a hypothetical project to save a local habitat. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Switch groups between activities for even more discussion and ideas
Classroom Considerations

  • Find a large area for learners to spread out—a gym, outdoor area, or hallway works well
  • Requires computers with Internet access and digital cameras
  • This is the final installment of an eight-part series
Pros

  • Includes background information, step-by-step instructions, and reflection suggestions
  • Creates opportunities for learners to analyze and present information to peers
  • Includes learner data sheets
Cons

  • None
Common Core