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Lesson 1: Introduction to Biodiversity


This lesson is designed to elicit student preconceptions about biodiversity and introduce the concept of biodiversity through discussions, reading, and comparing photographs. The first activity students come up with a definition for biodiversity. Then they will evaluate the biodiversity at three different locations along a transect. For the last activity in this lesson, students will read a narrative that explains the science of biodiversity, and clarifies terms and concepts used in the first part of this lesson.