Describes how human actions are resulting in a sixth mass extinction.
Talks about how the economy could be structured more efficiently to reduce waste and pollution.
Around the world, frogs are declining at an alarming rate. Frogs bridge the gap between water and land habitats, making them the first indicators of ecosystem changes. Meet the Bay Area researchers working to protect frogs across the state and across the world.
Scoop a handful of critters out of the San Francisco Bay and you'll find tourists from far away shores. Invasive kinds of mussels, fish and more are choking out native species, challenging experts around the state to change the human behavior that brings them here.
Because of a sharp decline in their numbers, the entire salmon fishing season in the ocean off California and Oregon was canceled in both 2008 and 2009. Quest looks at efforts to protect the coho in Northern California and explores the important role salmon play in the native ecosystem.
Students will explore what causes plants and animals to be endangered or extinct. This is a two day lesson plan with procedures, an assessment and a home and school connection.
Anthropogenic factors contributing to biodiversity loss and global climate change
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Human Actions and the Sixth Mass Extinction.
To stimulate the critical thinking skills required to assess the validity of statements about the key concept using an Agree/Disagree Table.
To organize information and provide a visual representation that shows how factors (causes) produce an effect using a Cause and Effect Diagram.
Covers the use of molecular tools to identify the source and species of seafood. Looks at the effect of commercial fishing on oceanic ecosystems.
Find out how far the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are reaching.
Can black widow spiders survive an invasion? That's a good question.
Learn about natural resource management, and where it all began.
This study guide looks at the importance of biodiversity, the biodiversity crisis, and sixth mass extinction.
This great article explains how predators and prey are essential for human existence and how decreases in their numbers can harm the world.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Human Actions and the Sixth Mass Extinction.