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Molecular Ecology: Understanding Species Roles

Module Summary
Students are introduced to scientific research papers, how to read them and how they can be used in ecology. They are then able to choose an endangered species to research and share the importance of saving this species with peers through a PowerPoint, brochure, and a wildlife foundation. Students get to look at the genetics of their species and how genetic studies can be used to aid in conservation. Finally, the students get to see how Homo sapiens affect the world.

Grade Levels

Module Materials (view or download)
How to Read a Scientific Paper
Saving Your Species
Human Impacts – Down the River

Module Activity Overview Estimated Class Time
How to Read a Scientific Paper 1 (30 min) class
Saving Your Species 3 (90 min) classes
Human Impacts – Down the River 1 (90 min) class


Last updated: 3/10/2015