This is a complete biodiversity unit that meets the expectations of the Ontario, Canada science curriculum. The unit is made up of graphic organizers, a Natural Selection game, an experiment, and assignments with rubrics.
There are 38 pages in total. The first 24 are meant to be printed double-sided for students, either as handouts or as an entire package. The remaining pages are templates, research organizers, a short quiz on phyla and phyta, the Natural Selection game, and sheets for final drafts of a graphic novel and a landscape plan.
This unit starts with Natural Selection as the base that has resulted in all of the biodiversity seen on Earth. Then it transitions into classifying living things. Finally, students will explore biodiversity loss and possible solutions.
The unit follows the Inquiry Approach, so the assigned work is more project based, but their are a few "read and respond" sections that can be used to check understanding or for assessment . Before each lesson the teacher will want to find videos or texts that support the lesson. A biodiversity resource file is available on Teachers-Pay-Teachers to help, and it's free to download.
On page 9 the answers to the Types of Biodiversity are in the "What it looks like" column. In the .pdf select all three boxes in the column, copy them and then paste it into word or google docs - you may need to change the font colour to see the text.
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