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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2a: Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Biodiversity in Rainforests of the Western Hemisphere

For Teachers 5th Standards
The literacy focus of this three-unit module is on reading scientific and technical text and writing to inform and explain. In Unit 1, young scholars build background knowledge of the rainforest and the scientists who study them. Kathryn...
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Darwin Inspired Learning: Ages 11-14

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Inspire young scientists to investigate the natural world, promote an understanding and excitement about how the environment works and how we affect it with four unit modules. Scholars investigate Darwin’s research into bees, consider...
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Invertebrates

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Introduce young zoologists to invertebrates with a video collection from Nature League, hosted by Britt Garner. The narrator identifies the major characteristics of invertebrates alongside their positions on the phylogenetic tree....
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Taking Count of Biodiversity

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here is a well-designed lesson on biodiversity that should intrigue your charges. In it, pupils compare a natural desert area to a school field to see how habitat destruction affects species diversity. Groups set up transects and collect...
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Colombia Biodiversity

For Teachers K
How diverse is the rainforest? How much more diverse is a rain forest than a temperate forest? Explore these focus questions in a lesson plan that explores the plants, animals, and insects in forests. After listening to a reading about...
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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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Biodiversity

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders visit the playground to look for signs of life. They search for insects, birds, animal tracks, feathers, nests, trees, soil, etc. They then compose a class list that shows all findings in the schoolyard and post it in the...
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Wildlife Variety Show: Biodiversity In Illinois

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders write a short report in first person about any plant or animal found on a list of Illinois species. They become the character of the plant or animal and give a short report describing the plant or animal.
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Section One: What is Biodiversity?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Four intriguing and scientific activities invite learners to explore the natural resources of their town. The activities cover concepts such as genetic traits, organizing species in a taxonomy, the differences between different species...
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Biodiversity in Your Own Backyard

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
As one of the most biodiverse places in the world, Monteverde Park in Costa Rica is home to more than 100 mammal species, more than 400 species of birds, over 10,000 insects, and over 2,500 types of plants. In this final activity in the...
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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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Insect Monitoring

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in an interactive lesson using the scientific method to study biodiversity.  In this insect monitoring lesson, students simulate the layers of soil and the insects that would live there. Students design parameters to...
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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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Insect Monitoring

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students practice the scientific method in the classroom, either in preparation or as a substitution for real-world field experience. They examine a simulated biodiversity research situation, using a "mini-plot" or sampling square...
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Diversity in Insects

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine bug photos from across the world. In this biodiversity lesson, students use a field notebook to make observation of insect photos. The class gather on the floor to investigate a mock field of insects and share...
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Bug Lyphe!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Introduce ecology classes to biodiversity and interdependence in ecosystems with a PowerPoint presentation. Then, they get up-close and personal with the invertebrate world by collecting insects, classifying them, and graphing their...
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Looking for Biodiversity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore habitats and see that there are a variety of plants that can be found and that biodiversity is an important characteristic.  In this biodiversity lesson students complete an activity that explains how to perform a plant...
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Insect Biodiversity

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students observe the process of transect sampling using insect nets, to get a chance to compare the presence of different species and populations in various vegetational areas. They study the different specimens caught and compare their...
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Biodiversity

For Teachers K
Students investigate the diversity of temperate forests and tropical rainforests. They catch and observe local insects, sort leaves and insects on a chart, listen to the book "A Walk in the Rainforest," and create a class bar graph that...
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A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Scientists believe there are between 10,000 and 1,000,000 species of bacteria on Earth. In the activity, upper elementary and middle school learners explore biodiversity. After watching a video and discussing, pairs create a visual...
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Insect Biodiversity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine biodiversity by conducting comparative biodiversity surveys. They conduct Internet research to identify insects that they have caught in two different habitats, and compare the biodiversity of the two areas.
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ESL Holiday Lessons: Biodiversity Day

For Students 7th - 11th
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article about World Biodiversity Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short...
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Ecosystems and Biodiversity

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discuss biodiversity and how to preserve it before examining biodiversity first-hand in an area close to their school. They collect as many leaves as possible from trees and plants and research them when upon returning to the...
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Why Do More Species Live Near the Equator?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The tropics contain about 40 percent of the area on Earth. Viewers take a trip to Peru as an entrancing video from a larger biology playlist explores the region. It explains the facts and theories about the biodiversity near the equator....

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