TG Losing Biodiversity

{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } ~{}~ Objectives [] Assessment [] ResourcesGuides for each Chapter: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 Teaching Objectives Goal 1: Students appreciate how we depend on the biodiversity of our planet. Objective 1A: Students can tell others […]

Teacher Guide for GSS

{ To GSS Books } TEACHER GUIDE CONTENTS Introduction 1. Map of the GSS Course 4. How Can I Customize GSS for My Students? 7. How is GSS Related to Science Education Reform? 2. What is Global Systems Science? 5. What Teaching Methods Should I Use? 8. How Was GSS Created? 3. What Will My […]

LB7C. Stay Current—One Global Ocean

Staying current for Chapter 7 See Non-chronological resources for this chapter { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2022-08-15. Plaintiffs in Long Fight Over Endangered Salmon Hope a Resolution Is Near. [https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/15/us/politics/salmon-dams-washington.html] By Mark Walker and Chris Cameron, The New York Times. Excerpt: WASHINGTON — After decades of legal fighting over hydroelectric dams that have contributed to the depletion […]

LB6C. Stay Current—Field Trip: Predatory Bird Research Group

Staying current for Chapter 6 { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2022-07-21. The most distinctive birds are the ones most at risk of extinction. [https://www.science.org/content/article/most-distinctive-birds-are-ones-most-risk-extinction] By Elizabeth Pennisi, Science Magazine. Excerpt: …two independent studies of birds have concluded the ones most likely to disappear are those that serve unique—and possibly irreplaceable—functions in their ecosystems. Consider the […]

LB5C. Stay Current—The Living Skin of the Earth

Staying current for Chapter 5 See Non-chronological resources for this chapter { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2022-07-27. Unearthing the Secret Superpowers of Fungus. [https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/07/27/climate/climate-change-fungi.html] By Somini Sengupta, The New York Times. Excerpt: Some species of fungi can store exceptional levels of carbon underground, keeping it out of the air and preventing it from heating up […]

LB4C. Stay Current—The Puzzle of Inheritance

Staying current for Chapter 4 See Non-chronological resources for this chapter { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2022-09-22. Genes for seeds arose early in plant evolution, ferns reveal. [https://www.science.org/content/article/genes-seeds-arose-early-plant-evolution-ferns-reveal] By Elizabeth Pennisi, Science Magazine. Excerpt: …The emergence of seed-producing plants more than 300 million years ago was an evolutionary watershed, opening new environments to plants and […]

LB3C. Stay Current—The Origins of Species

Staying current for Chapter 3 See Non-chronological resources for this chapter { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2022-08-25. How the sea fireflies of the Caribbean are shining new light on evolution. [https://www.science.org/content/article/sea-fireflies-caribbean-shining-new-light-evolution] By Elizabeth Pennisi, Science Magazine. Excerpt: In the 18th century, the French naturalist Godeheu de Riville was sailing across the Indian Ocean when he […]

LB2C. Stay Current—The Trail Back from Near Extinction

Staying current for Chapter 2  { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2022-08-08. A bigger home on the range for Montana bison. [https://www.science.org/content/article/bigger-home-range-montana-bison] By Katherine Irving, Science Magazine. Excerpt: As BLM opens public land to the animals, ranchers object, whereas ecologists see a boon for biodiversity. For the first time in more than 15 years, Montana bison […]

LB1C. Stay Current—Seeking Biodiversity

Staying current for Chapter 1 {2021}-{2011–2020}-{2001–2010} See Non-chronological resources { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2022-08-24. Up to 135 U.S. tree species face extinction—and just eight enjoy federal protection. [https://www.science.org/content/article/135-u-s-tree-species-face-extinction-and-just-eight-enjoy-federal-protection] By Gabriel Popkin, Science Magazine. Excerpt: Top threats include invasive pests, climate change and habitat loss… 2022-08-16. Killing of Ranger Protecting Rhinos Raises Fears for Conservation […]

LB1C. 2001 Seeking Biodiversity

Staying current for Chapter 1  Articles from 2001–2010 Stay current index page for chapter 1 { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2010 Nov 26. The Fight for Yasuni. By Eric Marx, Science. Abstract: Over the past decade, biologists working in Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park and the adjoining Waorani Ethnic Reserve, a 17,000-kilometer section of the Amazon Basin […]