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PBL: Protecting Biodiversity

Grade levels: 2nd, 4th, 6th

Topics: Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Languages: English

Interdisciplinary: Yes

Disciplinary Core Idea
LS2:  Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics , LS4:  Biological Change: Unity and Diversity , ETS2:  Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society 

Project-Based Learning Guide

Biodiversity is rapidly declining in Tennessee and the world. In this project-based learning guide, students will address this issue by designing a solution to maintain biodiversity in their communities and throughout a variety of ecoregions in the state of Tennessee. Students will participate in the exploration and discovery of biodiversity at their own school, watch videos, work collaboratively, and conduct research to achieve this goal. Students will present their research and designs to a panel of experts for their culminating event. 

Our Project-Based Learning Guides are aligned to the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) project/problem based learning template. The TSIN template has been approved by the Tennessee Department of Education and incorporates the essential components of a high-quality PBL lesson/unit.
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This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.