In this activity, students are introduced to biodiversity. They make models of a marine ecosystem and use their models to explore human impact on ecosystems and biodiversity.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • define biodiversity
  • explain why biodiversity is important
  • describe one marine ecosystem and how some of its members depend on their habitat
  • give an example of how human impact can be harmful to marine ecosystems and biodiversity
  • describe some ways we can help sustain our biodiversity.

Download the Word file for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student handouts.
    Published 11 January 2012