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Why Biodiversity Is Good For The Economy
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
Section Four: How Can We Protect Biodiversity?
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Look into the future with a lesson on biodiversity and natural habitats. Learners read articles about different perspectives when it comes to planning future development, and decide which angle is the highest priority in a group...
The Big Picture on Biodiversity and Climate Change
9th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Schoolyard Biodiversity Investigation Educator Guide
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Why Is Biodiversity So Important?
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Section Three: What's the Status of Biodiversity?
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Biodiversity is essential for every habitat, but many species are at risk due to pollution and other factors. Explore several different species native to Illinois in a gallery walk with posters that learners have created after research...
Everyday Biodiversity - Field Trip
7 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Many pupils associate biodiversity with the rain forest or coral reefs, but there is so much more to learn. Join a virtual field trip into a pharmacy to explore the importance of biodiversity in all forms. The second video in a four-part...
Biodiversity and Complex Life Forms - From A to B
12 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When determining intelligence in animals, scientists use a variety of tests that reveal the animal's ability to use tools, recognize themselves, and communicate. The final video in the Biodiversity series explores why some species, such...
Biodiversity and Extinction Vulnerability - De-Natured
8 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Science benefits everyone, so why is the language in journal articles so difficult to understand? The third video in the four-part series on Biodiversity breaks down a journal article so everyone understands the content. The article...