Maintaining biodiversity lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability trilogy class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. This lesson Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, circus activity, self-assessment, interactive mark scheme, embedded videos and review.
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AQA spec link: 220.127.116.11
Relevant chapter: B17 Biodiversity and ecosystems. AQA Biology combined science trilogy edition textbook-Page 242-243
Students are required to know the following;
Students should be able to describe both positive and negative human interactions in an ecosystem and explain their impact on biodiversity.
Scientists and concerned citizens have put in place programmes to reduce the negative effects of humans on ecosystems and biodiversity.
• breeding programmes for endangered species
• protection and regeneration of rare habitats
• reintroduction of field margins and hedgerows in agricultural areas where farmers grow only one type of crop
• reduction of deforestation and carbon dioxide emissions by some governments
• recycling resources rather than dumping waste in landfill.
WS 1.4, 1.5
Evaluate given information about methods that can be used to tackle problems caused by human impacts on the environment. Explain and evaluate the conflicting pressures on maintaining biodiversity given appropriate information.