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BioBlitz


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    Twin Cities Public Television

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BioBlitz

In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners will pair up and take a notebook outdoors to a selected location to observe and record a list of living things that they see, writing descriptions of unknown species for identification later. After all teams have had a chance to explore the BioBlitz zone, they gather to go over everybody’s findings and make a master list. The duration of this activity can be lengthened to suit the needs of learners. Relates to the linked video, DragonflyTV GPS: Biodiversity.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 2 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Field Trip

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • notebook and pencil
  • plant and animal identification resources

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
      • Protists and Fungi
      • Classification
      • Biodiversity
    • Ecology
      • Populations
      • Biodiversity
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • About Inquiry
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Gardening
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Physical Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • DragonflyTV

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Twin Cities Public Television, Inc., ©2006

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation, 515566

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