Biodiversity

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Earth & Environmental Science

Biodiversity and Ecosystems - Clay Pressings

Students will learn about biodiversity and ecosystems and create clay castings of leaves or seeds.
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Biodiversity and Ecosystems - Clay Pressings

Earth & Environmental Science

Biodiversity and Ecosystems - Butterfly Mobile

Students will learn about biodiversity and ecosystems, as well as the energy pyramid, while creating a butterfly biodiversity mobile.
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Biodiversity and Ecosystems - Butterfly Mobile

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)

Timothy Burkhart

Query a Career Profile

Students will explore career profiles and relate them to what they are learning in science class.
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Query a Career Profile

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?

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Introduction to the Fish Market Survey

In this introductory activity, students will read two articles about the issue of fish mislabelling and complete two graphic organizers to identify the issue, its implications and possible solutions. They will complete the organizers individually and in pairs, and then discuss the results with the whole class.
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Introduction to the Fish Market Survey

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

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Talking Trees: How do Trees Communicate?

Humans use the internet to communicate. Similarly, trees use a complex underground network of fungi. These relationships are examples of symbiosis.
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Talking Trees: How do Trees Communicate?

dung beetle rolling dung

How to Find a Mate When You Smell Like Dung

Some dung beetles use alternative reproductive tactics to increase their chances of finding a mate. Learn what this tells us about evolution and biodiversity.
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How to Find a Mate When You Smell Like Dung

Cartoon mammoth

Should Scientists Clone Extinct Species?

Cloning makes it possible to bring extinct species back to life. But is that a good idea?
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Should Scientists Clone Extinct Species?