For Instructors

The purpose of this lesson is to help students think about the factors that impact the biodiversity of an ecosystem as well as the characteristics of a community that allow it to be more sustainable by participating in a simulation. This lesson has been prepared in two versions – the original (Boston) and one local to Los Angeles.

  • 4 activities
  • 2 class periods
  • Strategies: T-chart, brainstorm, Restorative Practices, simulate, calculate and analyze data, discuss
  • Homework: Optional
  • Standards alignment:
    • NGSS: HS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-6, HS-ESS3-3

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Los Angeles Version –

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