Provide your students the opportunity to show what they’ve learned while providing instant feedback with this self grading mangrove ecosystems and biodiversity quiz!
The questions in this mangrove forest ecosystem assessment are designed to be rigorous and require students to predict, reflect, connect, and think critically about the content being presented.
This assessment, although intended as a part of an NGSS Storyline on mangrove forests, can be used as a standalone lesson on the following topics:
- ecosystem services provided by the mangrove forest: shoreline protection, carbon absorption, wave reduction
- keystone species
- survivorship curves
- the importance of biodiversity
Who is this mangrove ecosystems and biodiversity quiz resource for?
This resource can be used by classroom teachers, tutors, and parents of students in grades 6-9. It provides a variety of practice covering the mentioned topics.
This resource aligns with the content , so it is ideally used as a pre- or post assessment for those resources.
This lesson is a part of a NGSS storyline unit that addresses the question: What would happen if mangrove forests disappeared?
This assessment was originally designed to be used to support the conservation and restoration efforts of the UAE’s rich mangrove forest ecosystems. It has since been modified for use around the world. As a result, two versions of this assessment are provided: one specific to the UAE and one general.
How Can I Use this Resource?
- Formative or Summative assessment – Use the Google Forms version of this file to quiz your students and get automatic feedback!
- Warm Up/Bellringer activity
- Emergency Sub Plans
- An independent work station in a set of stations
- Differentiation – Assign this quiz as reteaching for students who have yet to show mastery.
- Creation of Independent Work Packet for students who are not able to be present for direct instruction.
- Extension activity for early finishers or for students who show a special interest in the topic
- Use as a square on a Choice Board
- Use the questions individually as a warm up or closure activity
- Printable PDF
- Digital Version (Google Forms)
Purchase includes a printable PDF file in color. On page 2 of this resource you will find a link to a student friendly Google Forms version of this file. You will be able to copy this file and use it with Google Classroom or any other paperless initiative.
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NGSS STANDARDS COVERED BY THIS MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS & BIODIVERSITY QUIZ:
Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems. Examples of evidence include grade-appropriate databases on human populations and the rates of consumption of food and natural resources (such as freshwater, mineral, and energy). Examples of impacts can include changes to the appearance, composition, and structure of Earth’s systems as well as the rates at which they change. The consequences of increases in human populations and consumption of natural resources are described by science, but science does not make the decisions for the actions society takes.
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment. Examples of the design process include examining human environmental impacts, assessing the kinds of solutions that are feasible, and designing and evaluating solutions that could reduce that impact. Examples of human impacts can include water usage (such as the withdrawal of water from streams and aquifers or the construction of dams and levees), land usage (such as urban development, agriculture, or the removal of wetlands), and pollution (such as of the air, water, or land).