Why is biodiversity so important?

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Link to Resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK_vRtHJZu4
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
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K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Publication Date:2015
Summary:Our planet’s diverse, thriving ecosystems may seem like permanent fixtures, but they’re actually vulnerable to collapse. Jungles can become deserts, and reefs can become lifeless rocks. What makes one ecosystem strong and another weak in the face of change? Kim Preshoff details why the answer, to a large extent, is biodiversity.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3; Big Idea 6
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.E; LS4.D
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; diversity; ecology; elementary school; environment; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; video
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