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Biodiversity, conservation and sustainability

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Identify ecosystem services provided by species for other species.
  • Recall that biodiversity is made up of the diversity of ecosystems, the diversity of living organisms, and the diversity of genetic information these organisms have ts.
  • Recognise that major threats to biodiversity include destruction of habitats, pollution, and loss of genetic variation.        
  • Identify how humans can interact positively with the environment to conserve ecosystems and species.         
  • Identify how humans can interact positively with the environment to conserve resources by using them in a sustainable way.

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage:  Best Evidence in Science Teaching


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