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Grades 9-12

Biodiversity unit

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SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Math, Science

TOPICS: Biodiversity/Habitat

Resource Overview

Thematic unit for the high school classroom on biodiversity issues, endangered animals, and extinction rates.

Includes teaching materials cover habitat loss, pollution, overharvesting, invasive species, mass extinction, and the importance of maintaining biodiversity.


Features of This Resource

  • Unit includes 2 lesson plans, 1 case study reading, and 1 background reading.
  • Students analyze real-world extinction data on provided graphs and charts.
  • Great materials for the AP Environmental Science biodiversity unit.

Unit Lesson Plans & Readings

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Lesson Plans

Bye, Bye, Birdie

- Students determine a list of criteria to use when deciding the fate of endangered species, then conduct research on a... Read more »

The Sixth Extinction

- Students read and discuss an article about the current mass extinction of species, then calculate extinction rates and analyze data... Read more »

Readings

Pangolins: The World’s Most Hunted Animal

- Biodiversity case study reading: A profile of one of the world’s most unusual and most threatened animals.

Man vs. Wild: Biodiversity at Risk

- Biodiversity background reading: This overview explores why biodiversity is important and what trends are threatening so many of the world’s... Read more »

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