Identify and evaluate solutions for reducing human impacts on the environment and biodiversity in this interactive lesson and corresponding interdisciplinary research activity from WGBH. Through an analysis of exemplars from the What Is Missing? project, students learn how various kinds of data and information can be gathered to create a biodiversity timeline that serves as evidence of changes in a population of a species. As they create their own timelines, students gain a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of humans and the environment and the impact human activities can have on biodiversity.
Visit Maya Lin's What Is Missing? project to view an ecological history of the planet, charted through science-based artwork, and learn about the impact conservation can play in stories of biodiversity.
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