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Biodiversity Skillbuilder 3: How Diverse is Biodiversity? (Grades 6-8)

Subject ScienceLife Science
Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Activity
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Next Generation Science Standards

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Students explore biodiversity statistics by hypothesizing the number of animal species and comparing to scientific estimates.

  • Students will hypothesize the number of animal species and compare to scientific estimates.
  • Students will explore the various groups of animals.

This lesson is great for preparing students for BioBlitz or species inventory activities.

Lessons in this unit:

Skillbuilder 1:  Meet a Creature
Skillbuilder 2:  ID That Bird! 
Skillbuilder 3:  How Diverse is Biodiversity?
Skillbuilder 4:  Modeling Classification
Skillbuilder 5:  ID Using a Dichotomous Key

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6-8_ScienceSkills_BioblitzSkillbuilder3 (1).pdf

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February 13, 2020
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Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past.
Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.

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