Using Science to Support Biodiversity

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A virtual field trip to study biodiversity.

Lesson idea. This tutorial drives work around a National Park, where student activities might cause damage. A research phase explains what a National park is and we then go on to design an investigation to measure the distribution of plant species across a path. This involves a line transect and an interrupted belt transect which are compared in some detail. Sample results and questions are provided.

Teaching approach. This is an investigation(ta) in a virtual field trip to Dartmoor National Park. It involves research, designing a scientific investigation and analysing the results. (edit)

Resource details
Title Using Science to Support Biodiversity
Topic [[Topics/Biodiversity|Biodiversity]]
Teaching approach

[[Teaching Approaches/Investigation|Investigation]]

Learning Objectives
  • Considering some of the issues that arise when scientists monitor the environment to detect changes in biodiversity.
  • Gaining the relevant experience and understanding to carry out work in one's local area.
Format / structure

A tutorial with web links to explore.


[[Resources/Biology|Biology]],  [[Resources/Science|Science]]

Age of students / grade

[[Resources/KS5|KS5]],  [[Resources/Secondary|Secondary]]

Files and resources to view and download

free to use; Preview snapshot