For Instructors

This lesson adds to the concept that biodiversity is impacted by events, such as a change in land use. Students explore the effect of habitat patch size on the likelihood a population survives. This lesson has been prepared in two versions – the original (Boston) and one local to Los Angeles.

  • 4 activities
  • 2 class periods
  • Strategies: Assess prior knowledge, predict, act out, multi-media simulation, connect to ones life, Restorative Practices
  • Standards alignment:
    • NGSS: HS-LS2-2

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Los Angeles version –

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