How New Zealand's Glaciers Shaped the Origin of the Kiwi Bird

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Resource ID#: 164456 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: kiwi, genome, species, lineage, New Zealand, text complexity, lesson plan
Instructional Component Type(s): Text Resource
Resource Collection: STEM Reading Resources

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Lesson Plan

Discovering New Kiwis:

In this lesson plan, students will analyze an informational text resource intended to support reading in the content area. The article discusses research that proves there are more species and subspecies of kiwi birds than originally thought in New Zealand. The article discusses how scientists believe glaciers isolated kiwi populations. As a result, new genetic lineages were discovered by analyzing the kiwi genome.

Type: Lesson Plan