Species Richness – Grade 7-9

Activity Introduction

Introduce learners to the concepts of Species Richness and Diversity through area-specific investigations using the Educator Guide and worksheets provided.

Grade: 7-9

Prior Knowledge: A basic understanding of species classification

Resources Required: Educator Guide, Learner Worksheets

Key Concepts & Skills: Explore concepts of species richness, species diversity, biodiversity, ecosystems using skills including interrogative questioning, curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, reasoning, communication

Extra Notes: Make sure to choose worksheets based on the locality of your school or eco-club to aid impact and understanding. Worksheets are based on South African examples.

Duration: 1 hour

Level of teacher facilitation: Moderate - High

Curriculum links: Natural Science & Technology: Life and Living - The biosphere, Biodiversity, Variation

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