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This NGSS-aligned, interactive lecture provides an outline for: species interactions, levels of biodiversity, calculating biodiversity, and introduces the topic of human impact on the environment . It is intended for introducing topics and student note-taking between more in-depth activities.
Real life examples are provided and slides come with teacher notes. I understand each teacher covers topics a little differently, so feel free to edit and differentiate for your classroom and students' needs. Make sure to preview it in "present" mode to view all the animations. Enjoy!
HS-LS2-2 Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.
HS-LS2-7 Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.*