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Grade 6-8

Human Causes of Extinction: Habitat Destruction

by Payton M. | Science

5 Lessons 20:42
  1. 1. Intro 2:56
  2. 2. Land Loss 4:06
  3. 3. Slash and Burn Agriculture 4:51
  4. 4. Non-native species 4:06
  5. 5. Climate bill of rights project, part 1 4:43

Grade 6-8


NGSS Standards

About the course

"Guest Gooroos Ranger Stew and Bartholomew Beaverton discuss three causes of habitat destruction. See how human carelessness harms the environment through land loss, slash and burn agriculture, and invasive species.

Face the consequence of human recklessness on the environment and learn how to address the climate catastrophe head-on."


Climate Bill of Rights Part 1

Course overview



Meet ranger stew and Bartholomew Beaverton, and be introduced to the concept of habitat destruction.


Land Loss

Through an exploration of the decline of Michigan Wetlands, students will learn about land loss as a cause of habitat destruction.


Slash and Burn Agriculture

Through an exploration of agriculture practices in southeast asia, students will learn the perils of slash and burn agriculture.


Non-native species

A quick look at the story of the European Starling’s introduction to North America, and become familiar with the concept of an invasive species.


Climate bill of rights project, part 1

Students will create a climate bill of rights on stylized paper

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  • agriculture
  • destruction
  • ecosystems
  • extinction
  • habitat
  • invasive species

Recommended Materials

Paper, a cake pan (big enough to hold the paper), strong coffee or strong tea, an oven, a nice ink pen.


Payton is a composer and orchestrator who recently graduated with High Honors in music from Wesleyan University. His passion for environmental advocacy, education, and activism is spurred by a love of nature and burning hate for climate change denialism.

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