Caribbean Bat Species Need 8 Million Years to Recover from Recent Extinction Waves

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Resource ID#: 167248 Primary Type: Text Resource

General Information

Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: evolution, extinction, bat, bats, Caribbean, Antilles, lesson plan, text complexity
Instructional Component Type(s): Text Resource
Resource Collection: STEM Reading Resources

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Lesson Plan

ComBATing Extinction:

In this lesson, students will analyze an informational text intended to support reading in the content area. The article explains how Caribbean bat species are uniquely suited for studying the consequences of extinction. By reading this article, students will get a better understanding of geographic isolation and speciation, which are major themes when discussing the theory of evolution. In addition, students will gain an understanding of the devastating effects human impact can have on populations of species.

Type: Lesson Plan