In this lab students will examine models of different habitats. Based on the data that students collect on different numbers of species and total numbers of individuals in each habitat a biodiversity index can be calculated.
From the PowerPoint, students will also be guided through the steps of the scientific method (another great review) as they move from questions, to creating a hypothesis, to copying a procedure, collecting data, drawing a graph, and finally writing a well thought out conclusion.
Doing this activity makes it easy to incorporate a writing activity into your science lesson.
The lesson plan and instructions for lab set up can be found here:
This activity pairs well with the Bill Nye video on Biodiversity. Here is a link to my movie guide for this activity
I have created this PowerPoint using fonts you may/may not have installed on your computer. Links for the free fonts can be found at the end of the PowerPoint or here. Just download and install before running your presentation: