In this inquiry activity, students will explore the importance of biodiversity and minimizing human impacts on natural systems. Through student created models and investigations about habitats, ecosystems, and food webs, they will explore how biodiversity is essential for the success of a species and the ecosystem as a whole. Communication skills will be developed through a presentations following investigations of Canadian habitats. They will identify an area of their local habitat to improve and create a design to test their ideas for habitat improvement.
I have done this glider project with my students over a span of a few years and have found that my approach has changed from year to year. This year, students were encouraged to think divergently in... read more
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
Author: Taylor McCabe, Don Galbraith Award winner, University of Ottawa The goal of this activity is for students to engage in course material by working in small groups to come up with questions... read more