- Do the
Field Guide's "English Ivy-Landscape Plant or Deadly
acitivity. It includes a "Restoring Wildlife Habitat" video
that can be played using Real
Player or the Window's
Media Player. The
whole activity is in
form and I have produced my own
documents for the lab ,
the lab answers ,
the maps ,
the grid ,
and pictures of the invasive
I suggest laminating the
plant maps and pictures of the plants for future use.
- Try this "Biodiversity In Ponds"
lab with "Pond Identification Sheet"
- The Smithsonian's
Space Museum has many biodiversity activities in its "Reflections on
Earth: Biodiversity and Remote Sensing"
teacher's guide. I produced
this "Biodiversity Lab"
with teacher notes
and lab key
from this Smithsonian guide.
- If students
have access to computers on the
internet, try Glencoe's,
"Researching Information on Exotic Pets"
Internet BioLab. Mrs. Rebello has created an "Exotic Pets"
which has a better link for finding
the information that students need.
- Enter the
local zip code and the site will
the trees, mammals, amphibians, and wildflowers found in the area. A
comprehensive set of field guides are also available for trees,
mammals, amphibians, wildflowers, and much more: http://www.enature.com/home/
- Learn about
the importance of plant
and the preservation of the rainforest: http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/Research/unseengarden/matrix1.shtml
in the Indian River Lagoon: http://www.sms.si.edu/IRLSpec/index.htm
- Take a virtual
endangered species field
- Learn about
island biogeography and
of Mexico: http://www.vivanatura.org/
- of biodiversity in the Florida
great photos: http://fire.biol.wwu.edu/trent/alles/Everglades.pdf
- "Bagheera," a
website for endangered
- The Mass
government "Biodiversity Days"
has a biodiversity database and information: http://maps.massgis.state.ma.us/Biodiversity/BiodiversityDays.htm
- The American
Museum of Natural History's
biodiversity site: http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/it_takes_all_kinds/index.html
- The World
and Biodiversity" discusses the
development of new species and includes educator resources: http://actionbioscience.org/biodiversity/wilson.html
- The "Tree of
Life" web project provides
information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their
evolutionary history (phylogeny), and characteristics: http://tolweb.org/tree/phylogeny.html
diversity web: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/
World Conservation Union's
"Red List" of threatened species: http://www.iucnredlist.org/
website for "An Inconvenient Truth" includes a study guide: http://www.aninconvenienttruth.com.au/truth/