Key Deer: Evolution and Species Survival

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When we think of endangered species, we often think of far away places and exotic animals, but one of the most endangered species on the planet right now lives in the Florida Keys. The lesson explains how geological change influences biological evolution. This is the seventh lesson in a series of 10.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have a local wildlife expert visit the class
  • Research an animal near you that is struggling to survive due to habitat loss
Classroom Considerations

  • This is the seventh lesson in a series of 10 related resources
  • Ideally, use a projection of Google maps; if that is not possible, use multiple smaller maps so students can locate the Florida Keys
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Includes an extension idea
  • Provides information on related careers

  • None
Common Core