This list of resources correlates with the K-12 standards in the UK and the US. Each topic contains teacher notes, classroom presentation suggestions and datapacks. It explains how different species are adapted to their way of life, and how common characteristics are used to classify them into groups.
Type of Material:
Resources for K-12 teachers.
This teaching resources can be used across the curriculum from media and ICT to English and citizenship and feature the world’s best wildlife photos and videos.
Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel; should be able to open .pdf and zipped files
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Students will learn about how indicator species can be used to show changes in the environment before analyzing the use of indicator species in a real-life scenario.
Students will explore why animals communicate with one another and the different methods used. Students develop key science skills by researching a species and selecting the relevant information to write a video narration.
Students will learn about how humans can have negative impacts on the environment and endangered species. They will be asked to consider how human impacts can be measured, and what can be done to help.
Students will explore the importance of biodiversity and how observing variation in the beak shape of Galapagos finches helped Darwin to formulate his theory of natural selection.
By designing a conservation program, students will learn about the importance of biodiversity as well as the economic benefits and services ecosystems provide.
Students will explore how different species are adapted to their way of life, and how common characteristics are used to classify them into groups.
Students will be introduced to the four observations and two deductions that led Charles Darwin to form his theory of evolution.
Students will learn more about how all present-day primates, including human-beings, have evolved from a common ancestor.
Students will investigate a famous case study for evolution - the peppered moth.
Target Student Population:
The material is designed for 14-16 year olds. It would be useful for educators in the K-12 spectrum.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Key topics are separated. Teachers notes and curriculum materials are included.
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Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
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