Diversity of Living Things

Resources

Earth & Environmental Science

Butterfly Biodiversity (Grade 2)

Student will get to learn about biodiversity by building a butterfly biodiversity mobile and watching a short clip of Butterflies and Pupae from the Carleton University Butterfly Show.
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Butterfly Biodiversity (Grade 2)

Aerial view of a wetland

Introduction to Freshwater Wetlands

Learn about the geology, chemistry and ecology of freshwater wetlands.
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Introduction to Freshwater Wetlands

Dense tropical rainforest

Tropical Rainforest Biome

Learn about the location, plants, animals, human impacts and conservation of tropical rainforest biome.
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Tropical Rainforest Biome

African savanna

Savanna Biome

Learn about the location, plants, animals, human impacts and conservation of the savanna biome.
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Savanna Biome

Monument Valley, Arizona

Desert Biome

Learn about the location, plants, animals, human impacts and conservation of the desert biome.
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Desert Biome

Wild elk in boreal forest, Banff National Park

Boreal Forest/Taiga Biome

Learn about the location, plants, animals, human impacts and conservation of the boreal forest/Taiga biome and meet Anne-Claude Pépin who is a fire management technician.
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Boreal Forest/Taiga Biome

Frobisher Bay near Baffin Island

Arctic Tundra Biome

Learn about the location, plants, animals, human impacts and conservation of the arctic tundra biome.
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Arctic Tundra Biome

Dragonfly

What is an Insect?

The What is an Insect? e-book explores the amazing world of insects while showing the characteristics and diversity of insects.
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What is an Insect?

Grizzly Bear

Animals: Hibernation

10 images of some animals such as bears, bats, turtles and lemurs that spend the cold weather in a dormant state
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Animals: Hibernation

Boreal Forest

Plants: Biomes

9 images of plants in some large naturally occuring habitats called biomes such as tundra, grasslands and boreal forests
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Plants: Biomes

Green tree frog

Amphibians

12 images of some cold-blooded animals such as frogs and newts classified as amphibians that can live in the water or on land
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Amphibians

Rooster

Birds: Landfowl

4 images of some birds that are heavy-bodied and ground feeders such as turkeys, pheasants and peacocks
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Birds: Landfowl

Bird near a wind farm

How do Wind Farms Affect Birds and Bats?

Wind energy generates a lot of electricity in Canada. But wind turbines can be dangerous for wildlife.
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How do Wind Farms Affect Birds and Bats?

guppies

Why are Guppies so Diverse?

Different members of a species can have different traits. You can see this in a species found at your local pet store - guppies!
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Why are Guppies so Diverse?