ES Module 7 : Biodiversity and Conservation
Lesson 1 : Our Planet of Life
Objective(s): (1) Differentiate the components of biodiversity, (2) Explain two ways in which biodiversity waries across groups or geography, (3) Describe the economic benefits of biodiversity.
Essential Question: What is biodiversity?
Vocabulary: biodiversity, species diversity, genetic diversity, ecosystem diversity
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 7-1; Our Planet of Life GP & IP
Lesson 2 : Extinction and Biodiversity Loss
Objective(s): (1) Describe how biodiversity is monitored and explain current biodiversity trends, (2) List the major causes of biodiversity loss.
Essential Question: Why is global biodiversity decreasing?
Vocabulary: extirpation, endangered species, threatened species, habitat fragmentation, poaching
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 7-2; Extinction and Biodiversity Loss IP
Lesson 3 : Protecting Biodiversity
Objective(s): (1) Explain legal actions nations can take to protect biodiversity, (2) explain the goal of Species Survival Plans, (3) Describe three strategies for managing whole ecosystems and habitats.
Essential Question: How can we protect and preserve biodiversity?
Vocabulary: Endangered Species Act (ESA), captive breeding, Species Survival Plan (SSP), biodiversity hotspot
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 7-3; Protecting Biodiversity IP