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Exploring the World's Biodiversity *suitable for home teaching*

Produced by ARKive, this series of lessons allows students to learn about the variety of species around the world using the maps and species fact cards included in the support materials. By learning the definitions of biodiversity, species, habitat and ecosystem, students understand the importance of each concept...

Galapagos Conservation (Ages 16-19) *suitable for home teaching*

From ARKive, these resources help students to learn about the Galapagos Islands, their biodiversity and conservation. Through a series of activities, students look at: * the scientific history and importance of the Galapagos Islands * the species that inhabit the islands including the concept of endemic species *...

ARKive on Tour

Produced by ARKive, these materials are designed to teach students aged 11-14 about the variety of habitats worldwide and the diversity of species found in each habitat. The activity also highlights topics including interdependence, adaptation and how species evolve...

Who Wants to Be a Zoologist?

Produced by ARKive, a database of stunning natural history images, this activity is designed to teach students aged 11-14 about the identifiable features of different types of animals and how they are classified. The activity is also suitable for students aged 14-16 and beyond.

Using a quiz format, students...

What Is an Endangered Species? (Age 7 - 11)

From ARKive, this creative activity is designed to teach 7-11 year olds about endangered species, what it means to be endangered and what causes a species to become endangered. It also features examples of conservation in action and ideas for how the students can help.

After a presentation, each student is...

Sizing Up Species (Age 7 - 11)

Produced by ARKive, this series of activities is designed to teach children about measurement and the different sizes of animal and plant species. Children compare their estimates of a species’ length to its actual dimensions and compare it to their own heights.

In the first session, children work...

Temperate Rainforest in the Pacific Northwest (Age 7-11)

Produced by ARKive, these materials include a series of activities that introduce children to the plants and animals of the temperate rainforest in the Pacific Northwest (USA).

Children conduct a hands-on investigation of the living things in a small local ecosystem, catalogue their findings and then...

Biodiversity and Evolution (Age 14-16)

Produced by ARKive, these materials encourage students to gain an understanding of biodiversity, evolution and Darwin’s theory of natural selection. By investigating biodiversity and the process of evolution students learn how traits beneficial for survival are selected for and genetically passed on to successive...

Biodiversity and Evolution (Age 16-18)

From ARKive, this hands-on activity is designed to remind post-16 students about the concepts of biodiversity, evolution and Darwin’s theory of natural selection. By investigating biodiversity and the process of evolution students learn how traits beneficial for survival are selected for and genetically passed on...

Adaptations for Movement (Age 11-14)

Produced by ARKive, this creative activity is designed to teach students aged 11-14 years about the theory of adaptation. It does this by looking specifically at animals' adaptations for movement through different types of habitats.

Students learn the definition of adaptation and why animals need...

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