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Biology Basics and Beyond - Book 3

Exploring the evolution, taxonomy, biodiversity and food webs of wild and domestic animals

Book 3 takes a closer look at animals, introducing broad biological concepts such as evolution, extinction, biodiversity, food webs and adaptation. Case studies of wild and domestic land animals develop planning and self-management skills, scaffolded for self-directed individual or group investigations. Other engaging activities demonstrate the enormous, awe-inspiring biodiversity in habitats across the world and even within Australia and New Zealand.

Ages: 12-14 | Pages: 72 | Code: 51101 | ISBN: 9781776555994

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Brenda Greene

Brenda Greene gained an MSc from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand and worked as a scientist, publishing papers on the genetics and conservation of New Zealand birds. She gained a Diploma in Teaching and Learning from Canterbury University, and taught science at the Orana Wildlife Park and in Christchurch secondary schools. She enjoys hands-on science, and is always inventing new experiments for her students to do.


My research5
My research skills6
My presentation skills7
My self-management skills17
Keep safe at a captive facility18
My group action plan21
Assessment rubrics22
My animal presentation27
Evolution of life28
Evolution of life on a changing Earth30
Animals of Australia and New Zealand31
Shared traits – kingdom and phylum40
Tree of life41
Shared traits – class and order43
What's in a name?48
Common traits and habitats of species51
Food chains, webs and pyramids55
Trophic pyramid55
Food chain to food web56
Food chain to trophic pyramid56
High biodiversity61
Glossary of scientific terms66
Selected answers68