Teacher Primer: What is biodiversity?

This resource explains what is meant by the term biodiversity and why it is important. It features links to useful videos that can be used in the classroom.

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~ 1 hour


Download the resources below.


  • Indoor

Curriculum links

  • Science
  • Geography

Step by step

The resource is one of a series of PowerPoints, which contain general background information on topics related to climate change and biodiversity loss. These are raw resources that have been designed to be edited and added to and used in a variety of ways, in order to best fit the needs of individual key stages, classes and students.