Extinction Prevention via Engineering

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It's time to save endangered species through engineering. The third lesson in a nine-part Life Science unit has young environmentalists study species extinction. An engaging discussion leads to some ideas on how to use engineering design principles to help stem habitat loss and species extinction.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a biologist to give a presentation
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should have some familiarity with habitats
  • Scholars must also have experience with food webs
  • Note that there is an associated activity, News Flash!, for the lesson
  • Provides some assessment options
  • Includes useful background information for instructors
  • Lacks student worksheets for the lesson