How will the destruction of an ecosystem affect threatened species?
Lesson may take up to 2 classroom periods (40 minute blocks)
HS-LS2-6. Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
Key Concept (goals and objectives)
Lemur Jigsaw used to collect information and construct claims based on evidence which focus on: Changing conditions in an ecosystem may result biodiversity becoming affected.
Students assess the logic of the reasoning, including the relationship between degree of change and stability in an ecosystem.
Lemur case study student data collection and presentation
Science Journal Submission: Discuss one local action that can be taken to conserve the species of lemurs in which both the species and the local villagers can benefit from