Science Lesson Three

Subject: Biology

Resource type: Lesson

Skills: Creativity, Problem Solving

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Giving Biodiversity a Boost: In this activity, students investigate the bio-diversity credentials of 3 different Ace Engineering sites around the country. Access our comprehensive resource package, including detailed teacher notes, PowerPoint, student worksheet and answer sheet. Adapt to your classroom’s needs for a dynamic learning experience.

Scenario

Dallan is a junior executive working in the marketing department of a company called Ace Engineering which has 3 different sites around the country. The company are publishing a newsletter and want him to provide some good news to boost public relations entitled, ‘The impact we’ve had on the planet.’ ​

Dallan asked the sustainability champions at the 3 sites 6 months ago to develop an area that would increase biodiversity. They have now sent him the details of what they did and some graphs and data about numbers of organisms before and after the project to show if biodiversity has increased. ​

Help him find out what biodiversity is and then analyse the data the sustainability champions have sent him.

Learning Aim

To analyse and interpret data on biodiversity and explain the importance of biodiversity.

Skills Builder Links

Creativity step 6
I use creativity in the context of work.

Problem solving step 3
I complete tasks by finding the information I need myself.

Curriculum Table

England: The national curriculum (England)Biology – ecosystems
Pupils should be taught about the importance of biodiversity.
Scotland: The National 5 Business ManagementBiology: life on Earth – ecosystems
Definitions of ecological terms: species, biodiversity and population.
Wales: WJEC GCSE in business specificationBiology – classification and biodiversity
Learners should be able to demonstrate and apply their knowledge and understanding of the term biodiversity: the variety of different species and numbers of individuals within those species in an area; why biodiversity is important and the ways in which biodiversity and endangered species can be protected including issues surrounding the use of legislation.