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Biodiversity

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Today, we will...

  • Describe the role biodiversity has on an ecosystem
  • Explain the importance of biodiversity from an economic, technological, and ecological perspective

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Ecosystem

Environment

Biodiversity

Extinction

All of the living and non-living things in an areaGo to the padlet and post a GIF/Image to represent one of the vocabulary words!

A living thing's surroundings

All of the variety of life on Earth

Complete disapearance of a species

Vocabulary

ecosystems with Biodiversity

  • Familiar with effforts to protect environments around the world?
  • Why do they protect them?
  • Example: Rainforests! These are home to more species of insects, amphibians, and birds than anywhere around the world!

Ecosystems

+Examples

ecosystems with Biodiversity

  • Biodiversity is the variety of life in an area
  • What is an ecosystem with HIGH BIODIVERSITY?
  • Can you think of an ecosystem with LOW BIODIVERSITY?
  • Share your thoughts or pictures of ecosystems in the padlet!

Ecosystems

+Examples

VIDEO

What are some potential impacts of descreased biodiversity?Use the video or infer other potential impacts and add them to the Padlet!

Why Does Biodiversity Matter to Me?

Extinction and endangered

Extinction is a threat to biodiversity because it eliminates an entire species in an area!Many species not only directly benefit humans, but also benefit their ecosystems.What are some extinct or endangered animals? Add what you know to the padlet.

Extinct Animals

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OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS come from nature!

+Examples

What other materials/resources come from plants or animals (other than food)? Add your thoughts to the Padlet!

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Economic Importance

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Tech based on biodiversity

Nature has inspired many technologies we use today!Can you think of any other examples? Share them in the Padlet!

Technological Importance

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Ecosystems rely on biodiversity

  • High biodiversity makes ecosystems more stable.
  • Ecosystems are composed of organisms that serve unique roles within the environment.
  • The loss of one species could have devastating impacts on the ecosystem!

Ecological Importance

What is most likely to happen to the health of an ecosystem if it becomes less diverse?

Today, we...

  • Described the role biodiversity has on an ecosystem
  • Explained the importance of biodiversity from an economic, technological, and ecological perspective

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Taking Notes!

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Show Me What We Learned!

Don't forget to take notes!Using the workbook- page 33

  • Reduced Food Supply
  • Limited Access to Medicinal Ingredients

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LOW Biodiversity:
  • Coral Reefs
  • Forests

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HIGH Biodiversity:
  • Fish tanks
  • Deserts
  • Papers
  • Silks
  • Dyes
  • Adhesives
  • Rubber
  • Resins
  • Furs
  • Clothing
  • Shelter
  • Medicines
  • Timber
  • Fibers
  • Fragrances

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BIG QUESTION:

Why is biodiversity important to the health of an ecosystem?
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BIG QUESTION:

Why is biodiversity important to the health of an ecosystem?

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