This film explores the species-area relationship, a general ecological rule that describes how the number of species in a habitat changes with area, and shows how it has been applied to the conservation of protected areas.
This activity builds on information presented in the video Selection for Tuskless Elephants. Students use scientific evidence and reasoning to construct an explanation of and develop an argument for tusklessness in elephant populations.
This interactive module allows students and educators to build models that explain how the Earth system works. The Click & Learn can be used to show how Earth is affected by human activities and natural phenomena.
Students may love to argue, but having students engage in scientific argumentation takes planning and structure. In this blog post, Florida educator Scott Sowell discusses how he uses argument-driven inquiry with his students so that they can begin to see themselves as scientists.