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What to Conserve?

With the increasing pressure of a growing human population it is becoming increasingly difficult to conserve natural habitats. Ultimately, not every green space can be afforded conservation protection. This field study encourages students to act as environmental scientists to compare different habitats and decide which habitat should be specially protected by designating it a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Students could carry out activities in three habitats depending on the time available and suitability of the site.

The PowerPoint introduces students to the concept of SSSI’s and the methods that will be used to compare habitats and the student workbook gives instructions, background and questions for students to work through.

Curriculum links include:
[b]Key Stage Four science:[/b] ecology, interdependence, biodiversity, bio indicators, biotic and abiotic factors, quadrats/sampling, how science works.
[b]Key Stage Four geography:[/b] ecosystems, rivers, human use of the environment, sustainable use of environment.

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