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Primary Junior Science & Technology Teacher Resources

Classroom and teacher resources for 1-6.


Grade 6: Understanding Life Systems

Hands-On Kits

Biodiversity Science Kit.

Call Number: TBD

Covers the following:

Strand A: STEM Skills and Connections

Strand B: Biodiversity

This kit contains materials used to explore biodiversity and ecosystems both inside and outside the classroom. Students will explore the animal kingdom, and biodiversity within and between species. Included in this kit is the Invasive Species Game, which explores the impact of invasive species on a population. This kit provides materials for four activities, as well as the Invasive Species Game

Lesson Plans

Biodiversity Teacher Resource Booklet from The Toronto Zoo

A teacher guide that includes lesson plans/ideas, activities, worksheets, a vocabulary list, and a resource list. Although there are pre- and post-visit labels throughout this resource, the activities and lessons can be done without actually going to the Toronto Zoo.

Our Incredible World

A multimedia-based teaching resource about biodiversity. This resource includes 6 episodes that relate to biodiversity and 3 lesson plans to go with each episode.

Biodiversity Lesson Plan from EduGAINS

With connections to financial literacy and the curriculum, this resource has detailed lesson plans and various related resources embedded throughout.

Education Resources from The Nature Conservancy

Interactive nature-based lesson plans for middle school students. In this resource, you will find videos and detailed teacher guides on each topic related to biodiversity.

Classifying Animals Lesson from Mensa for Kids

A sequence of lessons for teaching students how to classify animals.

Online Video

Why is Biodiversity so Important?

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"In addition to this video, there are links and resources that relate to the video and can be used as a review or for discussion with the class post-viewing."

Human Impacts on Biodiversity

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"This video looks at how humans are negatively impacting biodiversity."

Information Books