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    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 Referencing Hub articles