KS5 (age 16-18) Biology resources on ecosystems, ecology and biodiversity.
PROJECT/WORKSHEET: Conservation of Biodiversity
The task begins with a series of linked questions that encourage detailed consideration (and research) of biodiversity conservation practices, with a focus on ex situ vs in situ strategies. Students are then tasked to create a strategy for biodiversity conservation in a specific country and present their ideas. Marking criteria is included on the second sheet.
It is recommended that the first sheet is printed in A3.
ACTIVITY: Quadrats and Belt Transects
Designed as in-class practice to teach students how to use a quadrat to sample in a field and through a belt transect. The resources include a cut-out quadrat, a field, and series of pages intended to be stuck end-to-end to represent the transect. The transect has two species of flower on it and the results can be used for stats practice (I do a chi square analysis with my students).