Biodiversity handout

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  • 1. Human genetic Diversity Biodiversity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8BdPck8H34 Why is it important? Cracking the genetic code http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/tdc02 .sci.life.gen.variation/ Climate Change Affects Biodiversity http://www.globalissues.org/article/172/climate-change- affects-biodiversity Acid Ocean Interactive http://coralreef.noaa.gov/education/oa/interactive- Are climate changes affecting multimedia.html biodiversity? How? Link Between Malaria Epidemic and Temperature Rise http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xfkxe1_link- between-malaria-epidemic-and-temperature-rise_tech Climate and Global Change- Explore this site! http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/climate/ climate.html Population Variation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXlHZGLz c6kWhat is important about genetic As Temperatures Rise, Species Shrink and Genetic Diversitydiversity within a species? Find at least 3 Wanesreasons. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgea49_as- temperatures-rise-species-shrink-and-genetic-diversity- wanes_tech Genetic diversity http://dendrome.ucdavis.edu/ctgn/files/Vol_01_print.p df Explanation of genetic diversity http://canadianbiodiversity.mcgill.ca/english/theory/t hreelevels.htm Visit: http://www.arkive.org/endangered-species/ Pick a species of interest. Assignment: You are a New York Times Reporter assigned to write an article about the threatened species you picked on the arkive site. The report must be at least 3-4 paragraphs long with and include introduction, body and a conclusion (remember your 5W’s and H – Who or what species are we talking about (what kind of animal are they), what is happening to them, when is it happening, where, why and how is it happening). Your article must include information regarding biodiversity, climate change and genetic diversity (check out the above web resources. Good luck intrepid reporter!