COSM

Biodiversity: A Teaching Module for a High School Classroom

Module Summary
Biodiversity is a measure of the variety of organisms that are present in a given ecosystem.   Biodiversity can be measured many different ways including genetic, species, and ecosystem variation within the defined area, biome, and even the entire world.  This module defines biodiversity and allows students to look at it from all three aspects.  Students will also learn about threats to biodiversity including invasive species, habitat destruction, climate change, and genetically modified organisms.

Grade Levels
9-12                                                                                

Module Materials (view or download)
The Benthos: A Lesson in Temperate Reef Biodiversity
The Island of Conservation
Create the Ultimate Aquatic Invader
Which Invasive Barnacle Are You?

Module Activity Overview Estimated Class Time
The Benthos: A Lesson in Temperate Reef Biodiversity 1 (90 min) class
1 (50 min) class
The Island of Conservation 1 (90 min) class
1 (50 min) class
Create the Ultimate Aquatic Invader 2 (90 min) class
2 (50 min) classes
Which Invasive Barnacle Are You? 1 (90 min) class
2 (50 min) classes

 

 

 

Last updated: 5/22/2015

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