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Biodiversity in a Habitat – Inquiry-Based Project

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    Updated:  08 Jul 2024

Use this biodiversity project to teach your students about the importance of species survival to life on Earth.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Non-Editable:  PDF

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    Pages:  8 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grade

    Grade:  5

teaching resource

Biodiversity in a Habitat – Inquiry-Based Project

  • Updated

    Updated:  08 Jul 2024

Use this biodiversity project to teach your students about the importance of species survival to life on Earth.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  8 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grade

    Grade:  5

Use this biodiversity project to teach your students about the importance of species survival to life on Earth.

Biodiversity in Local Ecosystems

Biodiversity is essential to life on Earth. Without a range of healthy plants and animals, humans would not have food, clean water, fresh air or other natural resources. This project encourages observation, research and analysis skills, promoting a deeper appreciation for local ecosystems and the delicate balance that maintains them.

The Task

Investigate a habitat to discover the different plants and animals living there. Formulate a hypothesis about what types of organisms you expect to find, then conduct a survey to gather data. Afterwards, analyse your findings and compare them with your initial predictions about the habitat.

Guiding Questions

  1. What is biodiversity and why is it important?
  2. How do different habitats support various plants and animals?
  3. How can we observe and record data to understand biodiversity?

Easily Implement This Biodiversity Project

The project booklet download contains everything your students will need to independently complete this inquiry-based research project. (Note: It is recommended that you direct your students to credible, age-appropriate websites to assist them in compiling their research.) The contents of the booklet are as follows:

  1. Project Overview – This page provides students with a detailed explanation of the project. It contains:
    1. Purpose Overview
    2. Task Outline
    3. Guiding Questions
    4. Process Walk-Through
  2. Habitat Research Graphic Organiser
  3. Hypothesis and Survey Plan
  4. Observation Log
  5. Survey Data Analysis
  6. Survey Findings
  7. Assessment Rubric

Download This Habitat Biodiversity Project

Use the Download button to access your preferred files. The project booklet can be accessed as either a Google Slides file (which can be edited) or an easy-print PDF document.

For sustainability purposes, please consider printing the project booklet double-sided.


This resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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