Threatened Species and Public Policy
Middle schoolers watch video presentations on endangered spieces, and do activities and discussion questions related to the material.
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Evaluating the Strength of Scientific Evidence: The Rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker
A happy discovery occurred in Arkansas in 2004: a woodpecker, believed to be extinct since the 1940s, reappeared! Or did it? Middle to high school ecologists examine scientific evidence and use critical-thinking skills to determine...
7th - 12th Science
Are Hammerheads a Keystone Species?
Young scholars learn what a keystone species is, and then they draw a simple food chain to see why tiger sharks are considered a keystone species in Shark Bay. They create public education brochures describing why this would be such a...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Learning from Smallpox: How to Eradicate a Disease
Throughout history, humans have been forced to overcome diseases that have threatened the survival of our species. This short instructional video focuses on one such disease—smallpox, the first and only disease to be completely...
6 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees
It's time for CSI: Honeybees! The numbers of domesticated honeybees in the US have been diminishing at an astounding rate, and investigators are out to find out why. The included video features three possible explanations and illuminates...
4 mins 6th - 9th Science