Human Impact on Biodiversity Lesson Plan

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has taught high school and college biology and has a master's degree in cancer biology.

Humans impact the world around us daily. Your students will be amazed at the impacts they have on diversity as they learn about them through reading a text, creating biodiversity impact campaign posters, and completing a worksheet.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define biodiversity
  • Identify natural and human impacts on biodiversity
  • Describe ways to reduce human impacts on diversity

Length

1.5 - 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • HS-LS2-6. Evaluate 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.
  • HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
  • HS-LS2-8. Evaluate evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species' chances to survive and reproduce.
  • HS-LS4-6. Create or revise a simulation to test a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity.

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