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349 resources with the concept biodiversity

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Saving Species

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Some scientists dedicate their lives to researching and protecting endangered species. An online lesson teaches about three scientists around the world who do just that. They learn about spiders, mollusks, and reptiles from North...
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What's This? Feeding

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Some species have pretty creative methods for catching food. Young scientists learn about some interesting ways organisms get the nutrients they need by navigating an online interactive lesson that would be suitable for a remote learning...
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What's This? Staying Safe

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Amaze the class with the creative adaptations species employ to trick predators. An online interactive lesson introduces learners to six different species with unique adaptations. Each species highlights a different adaptation and its...
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What is Biodiversity?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Not all dogs are the same just like not all finches are the same. An interactive online lesson helps individuals learn about the causes and limitations to biodiversity. The clickable sections describe the basics of the genetics of...
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What do you know about Biodiversity?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What do your classes know about biodiversity? A 10-question online quiz asks questions related to biodiversity and species groups. As learners answer questions, they click on links to additional information. The lesson could be an option...
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The Tree of Life

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Groups of species can have more in common than meets the eye. An interactive cladogram shows some of the connections between important groups of species. Learners click on sections of the diagram to learn more about the connections or on...
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Life in the City

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Believe it or not, biodiversity exists even in areas of disturbed habitat. An interactive activity challenges learners to look for species with a magnifying lens in an image of a city habitat. Pop-up images and descriptions explain how...
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Keeping a Field Journal

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Recording scientific evidence allows for important discoveries and conclusions. A remote learning resource outlines how to create a field journal to record scientific observations. The outline resource includes notation about the...
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Global Grocery

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A walk through the grocery store is like a walk around the world. An interactive activity shows popular grocery items and where the ingredients originate. Perfect as a remote learning resource, the lesson connects groceries to the...
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How to Help Biodiversity

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A resource provides a checklist of nine actions for pupils to take to do their part in supporting biodiversity. The list suggests more obvious actions such as supporting wildlife to less obvious ideas like learning about different...
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Feed the Birds

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What kinds of birds are common in the area? Young scientists use household supplies to create bird feeders. They then document the birds that come to their feeders by keeping journals. 
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice | Exploring Identity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Even without captions, photographs can tell amazing, involved, and complex stories. Viewers analyze two photos, consider what the pictures reveal about the subjects' identity, and determine the social justice issues represented in the...
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Controversy Over Wild Cats

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Everyone should take an interest in the fate of wild cats. A thorough lesson explores the habitat changes of native North American wild cats and asks learners to make connections to human development. They consider the implications of...
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The Legend of the Flying Frog

For Students 6th - 12th
Young conservation biologists have an opportunity to get involved in the effort to save endangered species. After reading and illustrating the tale of the Flying Frog, they craft a tale about another fictional endangered species.
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Being a Conservation Biologist: Eleanor Sterling

For Students 6th - 12th
Eleanor Sterling responds to 21 questions posed by young learners about the challenges she faces as a woman conservation biologist. She also discusses her research of the aye-aye, an unusual animal that lives in Madagascar.
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Ask a Scientist About Our Environment

For Students 6th - 12th
Scientists respond to 26 question posed by learners. These experts answer in easy to understand language, include photos to illustrate the issue, offer suggestions for how young people can make a difference, and supply links to resources...
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Bio-Benefits

For Students 6th - 12th
Kick-start a discussion of the importance of biodiversity with a colorful resource that touts the benefits of maintaining healthy ecosystems. The images stress the interdependence of all the elements of an ecosystem.
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Cuban Wildlife Matching Game

For Students 6th - 12th
Young biologists match Cuban wildlife to their ecosystems by dragging images of the creatures to either a forest, coral reef, cave, or wetland habitat.
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Ask a Scientist About Cuba's Biodiversity

For Students 6th - 12th
In a video interview Ana Luz Porzecanski, a conservation biologist with the American Museum of Natural History, answers questions about her work Cuba's biodiversity.
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Around with World with DNA

For Students 6th - 12th
A mammalogist, ornithologist, ichthyologist, and a conservation geneticist share their work and their hopes that their research will help protect and save endangered species and their habitats.
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Biodiversity in Healthy Soil

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
A field may look like just an expanse of dirt. While in fact, it is a functioning soil ecosystem. Young scientists study the functional diversity in a soil ecosystem by first brainstorming all the organisms they can think of that life in...
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Biodiversity

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does biodiversity affect ecosystems? An insightful presentation covers the concept of biodiversity and its importance. It takes a look at extinction and endangered and threatened species as well as biodiversity hot spots around the...
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Calculating a Biodiversity Index

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Biodiversity refers to the variety of animal and plant species in a specific habitat. With a collaborative activity, the habitat becomes a page from the white pages, and the species are the surnames in the book. Learners calculate the...
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Why Are Birds Different Colors?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Above all else, a bird's color is what sets it apart from other birds. Learn what creates their unique plumage in an installment of a video series. The video presents the physical and chemical reasons for the variation in colors as well...