Age 11-14 (Key Stage Three)

ARKive works with the world's best filmmakers, photographers, conservationists and scientists to create a multimedia guide to the world's endangered species. The educational resources produced by ARKive help students to understand concepts of evolution and biodiversity and contain rich images of a wide variety of species.

In this collection, resources cover a wide range of topics. These include:

* variation, adaptation and evolution
* classification and the use of keys
* biodiversity and endangered species

Resources

Biodiversity Hospital

In this ARKive activity, students work in medical teams and balance competing priorities for the conservation of an endangered species and devise a ‘treatment’ plan. Students learn the importance of biodiversity and species conservation, the fine balance of the ecosystem and how to measure competing priorities.

Sexual Selection: the Dating Game

This ARKive game teaches students the main principles of sexual selection and the difference between intrasexual and intersexual selection. Using species from ARKive as examples, students discover why some animals have ornaments to attract mates...

Classification

In these two Key Stage Three activities from the ARKive collection, students learn about why species are classified, the ways in which this can be done and the key characteristics of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects.

In the first activity, students play the Guess Zoo game to help them...

Guess Zoo

Guess Zoo is fun animal guessing game, produced by ARKive, that can be used to introduce or support several lesson themes, for example species diversity, adaptations, habitats and classification.

Using a set of species cards, students have to work out what the animal on a card is by asking each other...

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