Teacher guide Activity: biodiversity is more than the sum

TLF ID M014381

This is a web resource that provides a teacher guide for student activities about biodiversity. The teacher guide provides lesson plans for the activities involving research, presentation of findings and peer assessment, and includes background information about biodiversity as well as a list of suggested research topics. The resource also includes an assessment form for students to carry out peer assessment of other students' group presentations.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource that supports the Geographical Knowledge and Understanding strand of the geography curriculum for years 9 and 10, particularly for the content descriptions that refer to human alteration of biomes to produce food; human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability; and the application of geographical concepts and methods to the management of the environmental change being investigated. It may also be useful for the Earth and space sciences substrand of year 10 Science Understanding and for the year 11 biology unit, Biodiversity and the interconnectedness of life.
  • This resource supports the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority. It highlights the importance of maintaining the three elements of biodiversity: genetic diversity, species diversity and ecosystem diversity.
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  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Cool Australia
  • Organization: Cool Australia
  • URL: http://coolaustralia.org/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Cool Australia
  • Organization: Cool Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://coolaustralia.org/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Text
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