This is a comprehensive collection of resources on Biodiversity for KeyStage Three (KS3) Science and Biology teachers (students aged 11-14). It is based on the new KS3 AQA Science specification. It aims to teach students the meaning of biodiversity, the importance of biodiversity, how lack of biodiversity can impact ecosystems and humans and factors that reduce biodiversity. The lesson is designed to be clear, colourful and engaging and to help students to think about issues for themselves. The resources are designed for one lesson but are pick and mix in that there is too much in the PowerPoint affording you choice of what you teach. Resources are as follows:
Resources are as follows:
- Lesson PowerPoint with notes on slides on how to use.
- Differentiated work sheets to accompany this.
- Differentiated definition sheets
- Home study (PPT and PDF) including a YouTube link to a voice-over explaining how to do the home study.
- Mix and match home study (PPT and PDF). Also with a YouTube link.
- Notes on the resources
- Two standalone worksheets for use as cover/in class plus a colour one.
Study Stack questions and slide to aid student revision/use in class as a plenary.
The lesson PowerPoint covers:
- The definition of Biodiversity
- Biodiverse versus non-biodiverse ecosystems (ecosystem is defined)
- Biodiversity within a species
- YouTube links to videos
- Looking at food webs and the effect of different species dying out
- Human dependence on biodiversity
- Human effects on biodiversity.
*** The PowerPoint has notes on the slides to assist Science teachers teaching out of their specialism.**
In addition, the PowerPoints come in light and dark versions to suit preferences/classroom situations. The differentiated work sheets link directly to the PowerPoint content and are greyscale for printing. A colour version of one of the standalone work sheets is also provided.