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

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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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