Chapter 57: Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology contains external links to:

  • Relevance of Evolution: Conservation
  • Our Changing Earth; Historical Satellite Imagery Lesson
  • Relevance of Evolution: Agriculture
  • Relevance of Evolution: Medicine
  • Where Are the Most Critical Regions for Conservation?
  • Natural World Systems
  • Ecology and the Environment: Acid Rain, Pollution and Contamination
  • Animal Life Cycle Assessments
  • Preserving Biodiversity
  • Backyard Naturalist
  • 6 Forest Walks (Virtual Activity)
  • Amazon Rainforest Activity
  • Kids for Forests
  • Kids Guide to Threatened Species

This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.

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On this website you can explore just a few of the many cases in which evolutionary theory helps us form conservation strategies. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Global Environmental Change: Examine how the Aral Sea, Iran, Brazil, Texas, and other places around the world have changed due to natural hazards and human impact via Landsat satellite imagery. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology. .
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On this website you can explore just a few of the many cases in which evolutionary theory helps us secure and improve the world's crops. Genetic diversity, disease resistance and pest control are highlighted. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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On this website, you can explore just a few of the many cases in which evolutionary theory helps us understand and treat disease. Bacterial infections, HIV, and Huntington's disease are highlighted. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Natural World Systems

by Alison Loomis

The information on this website helps you to understand the systems of the natural world, the relationships and interactions between the living and the non-living environment, and the ability to deal sensibly with problems that involve scientific evidence, uncertainty, and economic, aesthetic, and ethical considerations. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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This site offers 8 environmental experiments: Experiment 1: Measuring pH Experiment 2: Determining the pH of Common Substances Experiment 3: Making a Natural pH Indicator Experiment 4: Measuring Soil pH Experiment 5: Soil Buffering Experiment 6: Observing the Influence of Acid Rain on Plant Growth Experiment 7: Observing Buffers in Lakes, Ponds, and Streams Experiment 8: Looking at Acid's Effects on Metals This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Discover how kids in Washington studied cycles of salmon runs and how they respond to environmental change. Also learn how you can measure the health of your local stream or determine how an endangered species life cycle is threatened by its surroundings. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Preserving Biodiversity

by Alison Loomis

On this website you will learn about animals, biodiversity, and conservation. In this exercise, you will create a map that shows where some endangered species live in the world. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Backyard Naturalist

by Alison Loomis

Your Mission Help guide the everyday exploration of your community and become a backyard naturalist! You've just been hired as a local naturalist. You'll need to prepare yourself to take groups of tourists on short nature hikes and answer their questions about area wildlife. Because naturalists are expected to know a lot about the local environment, your job requires you to become knowledgeable about local wildlife and learn how to collect and analyze biological data. This will ensure that you can answer all those tourists' questions! This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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On this site, you can walk through a fictional Virginia forest, and use scientific tools and methodologies to determine the forest makeup, monitor its health, and conserve its biodiversity. Each walk opens with an animated entrance into the forest in a different season. Guide characters from Smithsonian’s National Zoo assist the user and encourage inquiry. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Imagine you live in the Amazon rain forest. Write a diary describing one week of your life, including where you live, what you eat, what you wear, what sounds you hear as you wake up and fall asleep, and who your friends are. How does it feel to know that millions of acres of your home (the rain forest) are destroyed every year? This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Kids for Forests

by Alison Loomis

Young people all over the world are standing up for our planet's last ancient forests, and you can too. This site talks about saving Earth's precious forests. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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On this site you will learn about 9 important ways you can help threatened and endangered species. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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