Redeemer International School of
Sustainability: Biodiversity and Resiliency Name
October 17-November 23,
2005 Final Due: November 24 and 25.
The student will explore the diverse and dynamic nature of life
The student will understand different
ecosystem responses to change and recovery.
The student will identify the role of
biodiversity in resiliency of an ecosystem.
The student will investigate how
resource use by humans affect an environment’s ability to recover after
C: Knowledge and Comprehension
(15 points each)
B: Application and Analysis
(12.5 points each)
A: Synthesis and Evaluation
(15 points each)
- Make vocabulary
cards for 8 vocabulary words.
- Find and
print your ecological footprint at the Earth Day Website.
- Visit The Creative Action Website and list 5 ways that you
can walk more lightly on the Earth.
- Read The Politics
of Biodiversity and state 3 reasons why humans depend on biodiversity.
- Draw or take a
picture of a natural environment and an artificial environment.
- Use the Visual
Earth Website to identify artificial and natural areas. List the
areas you find.
- Find two songs or
poems that are about a natural and an artificial environment.
- Compile a series
of pictures showing the differences of natural and artificial
- Compare your
ecological footprint to one of the other footprint summaries in a
- Read “Seawalls:
Protectors or Destroyers”. Make a pro/con list on the
construction of sea walls.
- Write a compare
and contrast essay on recovery from the tsunami in a populated area to
an unpopulated area.
- Make a Venn
Diagram that compares recovery from a disturbance in a natural
environment versus an artifical environment.
- Make a poster to
demonstrate how diversity can help an ecosystem recover from
- Write a one-page
essay on how a species count can be used to judge an area’s
- Create and give a
survey that shows what sort of environment people prefer, natural or
artificial and reasons for the preference.
- Pretend that you
are a United Nations official working in Banda Aceh. Record a
video report on the problems that you face in tsunami recovery.
Use what you have learned
during this unit and on the field trip to complete one of these
tasks. These projects are due November 24 and 25.
Rubrics are located in the hanging files for the unit.
- Write a persuasive letter
to a government official offering 3 ideas/suggestions for the physical
redevelopment of the Phang Na beachfront.
- Design and build a model
of beachfront property in Phang Na considering the potential of
Your Points for
Level C (Knowledge
and Comprehension) ___/60
Level A (Synthesis
Bottleneck Genes Lab
Species Count Lab