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Grade 6-8

Human Causes of Extinction: Importance of Biodiversity

by Payton M. | Science

5 Lessons 11:35
  1. 1. Intro 1:40
  2. 2. Economic benefits 1:18
  3. 3. Technological benefits 1:55
  4. 4. Ecological benefits 2:04
  5. 5. Climate bill of rights, part 2 4:38

Grade 6-8


NGSS Standards

About the course

"Guest Gooroos Ranger Stew and Bartholomew Beaverton extoll the importance of keeping earth’s biodiversity high. Thoroughly understand the importance of high biodiversity by tracking the economic, technological, and ecological benefits.

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


Climate Bill of Rights Part 2

Course overview



Students will be reminded of what biodiversity means


Economic benefits

Students will learn what human products depend on biodiversity, as well as the potential to develop new products.


Technological benefits

Students will learn how dependent the development of new technology is on high biodiversity.


Ecological benefits

Students will learn what (somewhat obvious) ecological benefits result from high biodiversity.


Climate bill of rights, part 2

Students will write their first three amendments on their climate bill of rights.

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  • causes of extinction
  • climate change
  • extinction
  • habitat loss
  • pollution

Recommended Materials

Pre-stained paper, nice black 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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