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The Biodiversity of Ontario's Natural and Manmade Islands

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Island exploration—sounds exotic! During these three activities, high school learners explore island biogeography through a game and then analyze data collected, ask questions via BioBlitz, and present findings. Then, they must convince...
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Island Biogeography and Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop likely phylogenies for seven related populations of lizards living on the Canary Islands using real data. They organize charts, and record the data for geography, geology, morphology, and molecular genetics.
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Tidepool Island Biogeography

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students experience and test island biogeography ideas by comparing diversity and abundance of rocky inter-tidal patches. Working, in groups of three, they investigate rocks and creatures found in a tidepool. Lesson plan designed for...
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Island Biogeography and Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use this activity as a logic problem that is based on real organisms and real data. The problem is to develop phylogenies for seven related populations of lizards living on the Canary Islands. Three phylogenetic charts are...
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Island Biogeography and Evolution: Solving a Phylogenetic Puzzle With Molecular Genetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in solving a logic problem based on real organisms and real data. They develop phylogenies for seven related populations of lizards living on the Canary Islands.
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Island Biogeography

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students work in small groups to sort through photos of an ecosystem following a major disturbance. They place these photos in chronological order to show the process of succession. They then do an experiment with yeast to show the...
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Geography Now! Dominican Republic

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The lush Dominican Republic was home to the Taino people, but it also claims to be the first colonial outpost of the Spanish. Its indigenous influences give the DR a unique culture, and yet, it also claims to be the final resting place...
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Geography Now! Cuba

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean, and Christopher Columbus called it the most beautiful place on earth when he landed there in the 1400s. It's known for its beautiful beaches, and it has stunning mountain chains. While...
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Evolution: It's a Thing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Evolution is a theory but thank goodness gravity is a law. What is the theory of evolution and what are the facts supporting this theory? Here's a short video that explains how fossils, homologous structures, biogeography, and direct...
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Beyond Island Hopping

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Pupils explore the ideas of Island Biogeography by using a baby pool to look at specie survival sing crickets. They make hypothesis and observations about the size of the species and the islands which are recorded in a notebook. They...
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The Island Biogeography of Isle Royale, South Manitou Island and Pelee Island

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students study the species that live on islands in Lake Erie of the coast of Michigan. They examine the influence of human activites on the change in these biomes as they complete lessons on the islands biogeography.
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Galapagos - Discover the Diversity

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Pretend you are exploring a newly discovered species of fish in the Galapagos. Your budding marine biologists access FishBase Database's list of marine/brackish fishes and choose one to research. The link through this website does not...
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Where Did They Come From?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain hydrothermal vents and the process in which species and the hydrothermal vents become isolated.
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To Boldly Go...

For Teachers 5th - 12th
When we think of ocean exploration, many of us have visions of sunken pirate ships full of treasure or mysterious creatures of the deep. What really motivates deep-sea investigation? The first in a series of diverse six-part lessons...
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Top to Bottom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Marine science classes read about the 2005 North Atlantic Stepping Stones Expedition and review climate change. They use maps to locate the seamount chains. In collaborative groups, they research how climate change may be altering the...
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Disperse or Decrease

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars explore the dispersal of animals.. Students take on the role of a specific animal. They simulate finding a new home due to overpopulation. Through hands-on activities performed during the simulation, young scholars...
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Climate, Corals, and Change

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine oxygen isotope ratios and how they are related to water temperature. They also identify three forcing factor changes for climate change.

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