A collection of videos, labs, lesson plans and exercises about biodiversity.

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Biodiversity Experiment

by Alison Loomis

Discover how so many different kinds of animals live together in the rainforest. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Preserving Biodiversity

by Alison Loomis

On this website you will learn about animals, biodiversity, and conservation. In this exercise, you will create a map that shows where some endangered species live in the world. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Biodiversity of Ponds

by Janet Pinto

To practice using microscopes and stereoscopes students will observe and record data on three ponds, with emphasis on the types and numbers of organisms in each. They will prepare a report that discusses the biodiversity of each pond.
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On this website, discover how kids of the Ojibwe Nation sampled fish populations and how you can similarly test for biodiversity in a nearby lake, field, or forest. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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This is a series of lesson ideas based primarily on the grade 10 curriculum that looks at the importance of biodiversity in the environment. We use this as a metaphor for celebrating a diverse classroom and look at ways we can use this metaphor to enhance a village of attachment within our classroom.
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On this site, you can walk through a fictional Virginia forest, and use scientific tools and methodologies to determine the forest makeup, monitor its health, and conserve its biodiversity. Each walk opens with an animated entrance into the forest in a different season. Guide characters from Smithsonian’s National Zoo assist the user and encourage inquiry. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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The Tree of Life Web Project is a collection of information about biodiversity compiled collaboratively by hundreds of expert and amateur contributors. Connections between Tree of Life web pages follow phylogenetic branching patterns between groups of organisms, so visitors can browse the hierarchy of life and learn about phylogeny and evolution as well as the characteristics of individual groups.
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Students explore the benefits of biodiversity, particularly as it relates to human health, including how the disruption of ecosystems affect your health.
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