The Importance of Biodiversity. This lesson package includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the Power Point), a Bill Nye video with worksheet and answer key and a student lesson handout as a word document. The Power Point is fun and applicable with FOUR videos embedded into the Power Point. Designed for Middle/Secondary classes but can easily be adapted to fit an Elementary classroom.
– The teacher version of the Power Point
– The student version of the Power Point
– A Bill Nye video and worksheet (with key)
– FOUR videos embedded into the Power Point
– Student lesson handout
In order, the lesson covers:
– The need for biodiversity
– Vulnerable, Threatened, Extirpated, Endangered, and Extinct species
– Keystone species
– Species extinction and biodiversity
– Natural and human causes of extinction
The student version of the power point contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.
The individual Ecology Lessons can be found below:
Lesson 1 – The Spheres of the Earth
Lesson 2 – Ecosystems
Lesson 3 – Energy Flow In Ecosystems
Lesson 4 – Cycling of Matter In Ecosystems
Lesson 5 – Population Influences within Ecosystems
Lesson 6 – Ecological Succession
Lesson 7 – Biomass and Fossil Fuels
Lesson 8 – The Importance of Biodiversity
I also have a range assignments and lessons/units from other grade levels at my store. Please CLICK HERE to have a look around and don’t forget to follow if you like what you see.