Passage: Researching Biodiversity (Teacher and Student Pages)
August 15, 2020
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Passage: Researching Carrying Capacity (Teacher and Student Pages)

New! Perfect for small group, individual, and online instruction, this Interactive Reading Passage brings students along an amazing journey studying dolphin habitats in the Belizean Barrier Reef. Join real researchers Eric and Dr. Caryn to help answer the question “How does tourism affect dolphin breeding and feeding areas in Belize’s Barrier Reef?” with sequenced reading and multimedia Waypoints.

Grade: Middle School and High School
Focus: NGSS Life Science
Language: English (Spanish Student Page available on request)
Included: Teacher Page and FILLABLE Student Page PDFs


New & Improved! Engage students in research in a one-of-a-kind journey through biodiversity by helping Eric and Dr. Caryn through research studies in dolphin research in the shallow Barrier Reef in Belize!

After completing this Passage, middle and high school NGSS Life Science students will be able to:

  • Explain the role of dolphins as indicator species in a coral reef ecosystem and define carrying capacity.
  • Interpret data on dolphin sightings in barrier reef habitats, and analyze effects of human activity on a marine ecosystem.
  • Create a plan and multimedia report for long-term monitoring of organisms in an ecosystem.


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