loss of biodiversity activity

Loss of Biodiversity

Students will make a PowerPoint presentation on the topic of loss of biodiverisity in one of the following areas:

  • Fauna of Arkansas
  • North American Vertebrates
  • North American Invertebrates
  • North American Plants
  • Flora of Arkansas
  • Aquatic Habitats of Arkansas
  • Florida Everglades
  • Alaskan Tundra
  • United States Deserts
  • Along the Mississippi River
  • North American Waterfowl
  • North American Raptors
  • North American Reptiles
  • North American Amphibians
  • North American Mammals

The PowerPoint presentation will be presented to the class and must include 25 slides, 15 of which must include graphics such as images from your web search (save on disk as .jpeg), pictures from books or magazines that you have scanned and inserted into your program, or photographs taken with a digital camera. You should also include three of the following as part of your slide presentation:

  1. Maps
  2. Graphs
  3. Lists
  4. Photograph of a person you interviewed

Your PowerPoint presentation must be accompanied by a written script that corresponds to the numbered order of your slides. The following must be included in your PowerPoint presentation and script:

  1. Name/Description of your chosen area (include a picture if available)
  2. Explanation of the physical environment of the area — climate, water, temperature, etc.
  3. Examples of threatened organisms ( include pictures)
  4. Reasons for organisms endangerment
  5. How the loss of these organisms is affecting other organisms &/or the environment
  6. Conservation measures being taken to prevent the loss of biodiversity in this area