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Protecting Tennessee’s Biodiversity

Grade levels: 3rd, 4th

Topics: Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Human Impact

Languages: English

Interdisciplinary: No

Disciplinary Core Idea
LS2:  Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics , LS4:  Biological Change: Unity and Diversity 

The eastern part of Tennessee, where the Smoky Mountains can be found, is one of the most biodiverse places in North America. It is important to understand how changes in a local environment’s biodiversity impact plants and animals and, ultimately, human resources. Healthy Tennessee ecosystems hold the key to a thriving local human population.

Written in collaboration with Vickie Stem, a Tennessee educator, as part of our e-STEM for Tennessee’s Teachers program. 

This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.