Materials for Losing Biodiversity

5. LOSING BIODIVERSITY


LB, chapter 1, page 5, Biodiversity assessment

  • clip board, pencil, and paper for recording observations
  • camera for documenting the site
  • hand lens
  • zipper lock plastic bags for collecting non-living samples
  • pack of 3x5 cards for drawing or describing each species
  • field guides to plants and animals of your area (optional)
  • microscopes (optional)


LB, chapter 2, page 13, Estimate the number of bison killed
-no materials

LB, chapter 2, page 16, Graph the population of the buffalo
-no materials

LB, chapter 2, page 18, Biodiversity Issues
-no materials

LB, chapter 3, page 25, simulate natural selection with "beetles

  • large piece of colorful patterned wrapping paper
  • large bag of M&M candy


LB, chapter 3, page 28, ideas for research projects
-no materials


LB, chapter 4, page 32, Hybrid cross coin toss

  • -Two coins


LB, chapter 5, page 45, Comparing Soils

  • 3-4 samples of soil, (2 cups each)
  • 3-4 labeled plastic bags
  • 3-4 clear plastic vials with lids (1" in diameter, 3" high)
  • 3-4 small flower pots
  • 1 package of bean or pea seeds
  • 1 large spoon or garden trowel
  • 1 magnifying lens
  • 1-2 trays
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 small-point permanent marker
  • 1 ruler
  • paper towels
  • water


LB, chapter 5, page 65, Product Research
-no materials

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