Lesson plan includes introduction, procedures, closing, assessment and extension activities. " Students will discuss the importance of maintaining ecosystems and will learn about the various arguments that people make in favor of preserving the Earth's biodiversity." - National Geographic
Highlights case examples of economic benefits and ecological services of biodiversity
Practice Importance of Biodiversity questions
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Importance of Biodiversity.
To encourage students’ critical thinking about vocabulary concepts, to allow students to reflect on their knowledge of individual vocabulary words, and to increase vocabulary comprehension using the Vocabulary Self-Rate.
This covers environmental DNA extraction techniques and how they are used by scientists and environmental managers to track rare species.
This covers rapid speciation, punctuated equilibrium and evolution by means other than natural selection. It covers how scientists use molecular techniques.
Addresses the use of the term “living fossils” pointing out that organisms change genetically if not phenotypically, thus “Living Fossil” is a misnomer. Provides another angle from which to understand natural selection.
This addresses the worldwide decline in amphibians, looking at how scientists are approaching this problem and what they are learning.
This study guide looks at the importance of biodiversity, the biodiversity crisis, and sixth mass extinction.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Importance of Biodiversity.