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Learners use several types of insect sampling and collection equipment to make an insect collection. Learners can collect insects from their schoolyard or yard at home.
In this data activity, learners will compare and contrast fish communities, diversity and habitats in U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries.
In this game of chance, learners will discover how organisms colonized the Galápagos Islands, experiencing how chance plays a role in the successful dispersal of species to new areas.
Learners use a variety of beans to represent a variety of species, and scatter these beans over a large piece of paper representing the environment.
In this outdoor activity and observation game, learners hunt for a variety of textures, colors, odors and evidence of organisms in the activity site.
This activity (on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Biodiversity Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into biodiversity.
Learners construct a bird feeder from re-used materials. After hanging their feeder, they keep a journal about what birds visit the feeder.
This activity is intended to familiarize learners with native Houston birds, introduce learners to tools biologists use in the field, and to enhance their observation skills.
After an interest-generating discussion about "dirt" and microbes, learners select and collect soil samples from a variety of locations (schoolyard, home, etc.).
In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF under GPS: Biodiversity Activity), learners will pair up and take a notebook outdoors to a selected location to observe and record a list of living things that t
In this activity, learners create colorful bead bracelets to wear outside while searching for matching colors in plants. Learners will be surprised by the variety of colors in nature.
In this outdoor activity, learners release a portion of a lawn from human control—no mowing, no watering, no weeding, no pest control—and then investigate the changes that result over several weeks.
In this online game, learners test their skills of categorization.
Learners practice their taxonomy skills by sorting a group of fasteners (e.g. rubber bands, buttons, paper clips, screws) into different categories.