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This introductory textbook chapter presents data demonstrating decreased global biodiversity and its link to human activity. The resource includes a field-based student investigation of local biodiversity, links to current news articles, and an essay-based unit assessment. A teacher's guide supports classroom use. This is chapter 1 in the unit, Losing Biodiversity, is about the endangerment and extinction of entire species of plants and animals throughout the world due to human actions. The resource is part of Global System Science (GSS), an interdisciplinary course for high school students that emphasizes how scientists from a wide variety of fields work together to understand significant problems of global impact.

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    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    Mass extinctions,Informal Education,Pleistocene overkill hypothesis,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Earth system science,Habitat destruction,Biological science,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Biosphere,High School,Life Science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science:Earth history:History of life,Natural history,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123333089T,Geoscience,Life sciences:Ecology and ecosystems,Earth Science

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    English

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