Biodiversity Unit

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This product has been updated and revised as of Sept. 2016

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Ontario Curriculum Expectations: Grade 6 Science - Understanding Life Systems: Interactions in the Environment

1. Assess human impacts on biodiversity, and identify ways of preserving biodiversity.
2. Investigate the characteristics of living things, and classify diverse organisms according to specific characteristics.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of biodiversity, its contributions to the stability of natural systems, and its benefits to humans.

Topics Covered

1. What is Classification?
2. The Five Kingdoms
3. Interrelationship Among Living Things
4. Ecosystems
5. How do Humans Affect Biodiversity?
6. How to Reduce your Impact on Biodiversity

What is in the unit?

In this unit you will find:
1. Information articles on the topics listed above.
2. Worksheets that review the information in the articles.
3. Two projects with cross curricular opportunities.
- Writing
- Oral Communication
- Media
- Science
4. Fun Group Activity surrounding the Classification Topic
5. Final Test
6. Answer Keys
7. Project and Activity Rubrics

Assessment Opportunities

1. Worksheets can be used as ongoing homework checks or collected and used as formative assessments.
2. Project Rubrics
3. Activity Rubric
4. Final Test - Matching, Multiple Choice, Diagram Drawing and Short Answer

How to use the unit

The unit is meant to be used as a student handout with the worksheets, project and activity descriptions and rubrics to be photocopied for each student. Read through the articles together as a class and have students answer the corresponding worksheet. (Each article and worksheet should take around one 40 minute period). Take up the worksheet on the following day before starting the next article.

The projects and activity are meant to be completed in class under the supervision of the teacher. Students can work independently or in groups/pairs.

The test is to be given as a final summative assessment for the unit to evaluate what students have learned overall.


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