Module 6 introduces students to the concept of biodiversity and ways to gather data about the status of an urban area. Students explore concepts through multi-media and hands-on simulations and then apply these ideas to their field site, resulting in an action plan to increase local biodiversity.

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Biodiversity

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Lesson Plan - M6_1

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Maps of Site Locations - M6_1

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Reading - Biodiversity_M6-1

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Student Pages_M6-1

Lesson 2: Different Measures of Biodiversity

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Alternative PowerPoint - M6_2

Biodiversity Measures Spreadsheet - M6_2

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Lesson Plan - M6_2

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Reading - Measuring Biodiversity - M6_2

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Student Pages - Answer Key - M6_2

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Student Pages - M6_2

Lesson 3: Setting Up the Biodiversity Investigation

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Lesson Plan - M6_3

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PowerPoint - Bird Biodiversity - M6_3

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Student Pages - Answer Key - M6_3

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Student Pages - M6_3

Lesson 4: Identifying Birds

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Lesson Plan - M6_4

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Student Pages - M6_4

Lesson 5: Bird Biodiversity Data Collection

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Bird Species Images - M6_5

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Lesson Plan - M6_5

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Student Pages - M6_5

Lesson 6: Biodiversity Game

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Biodiversity Game Circle - M6_6

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Bird and Plant Cards - M6_6

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Event Cards - M6_6

Game Spreadsheet - M6_6

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Lesson Plan - M6_6

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RP Circle - M6_6

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Starting Populations - M6_6

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Student Pages - M6_6

Lesson 7: Bird Biodiversity Data Collection

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Lesson Plan - M6_7

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Student Pages - M6_7

Lesson 8: Habitat Fragmentation and Species Survival

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Lesson Plan - M6_8

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RP Circle - M6_8

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Student Pages - M6_8

Lesson 10: Bird Biodiversity Data Collection

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Lesson Plan - M6_10

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Student Pages - M6_10

Lesson 11: Analyze and Interpret Bird Biodiversity

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Lesson Plan - M6_11

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Student Pages - Answer Key - M6_11

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Student Pages - M6_11