LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans


In this video Paul Andersen defines biodiversity and explains the impacts humans are having on the planet's biodiversity.  Humans are impacting the variety of life on our planet through habitat destruction, invasive species, pollution, overpopulation, overexploitation and climate change.  A K-12 teaching progression is also included.

SEP3: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations


Paul Andersen explains how investigations are used by scientists to answer questions and by engineers to test designs.  He delineates be investigative and observational science.  He demonstrates the formation of a good question the design of an effective investigation.