Grades 8-12

Resources can add an educational element to your museum experience, before, during, or after your visit. These museum-developed activities are a great resource for bringing your museum experience into your classroom. To browse through amazing fun-filled resources from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, please select a category.

Summary sheet of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s school programs and tours (PDF)


Resources Recommended for Grades 8 – 9

Pre and Post-Visit Resources

Pre and Post activities can help you introduce the museum to your classroom, explore concepts and vocabulary, or wrap up a visit to the museum. We encourage you to try an activity before and after your field trip, to help tie your visit into your current lessons.


Resources Recommended for Grades 10 – 12

Pre and Post-Visit Resources

  • Explore Evolution Resource Package
    Inside you’ll find lesson plans and worksheets to explore evolution in the classroom. The lessons can be introduced in any order depending on your needs and unit plan. Use the Explore Evolution Map and Speciation Sleuthing Project to complement this package.
  • Speciation Sleuthing Project
    Marking Criteria | Student Example
    This project will complement your classroom learning of evolution and speciation. Students are asked to step into a researcher’s shoes and untangle a complicated pair of species (or two individuals in one species). The final product is a poster (or several) outlining their evolutionary adventure. This project can be used alone or to complement the Explore Evolution Resource Package.

 

Scavenger Hunts and Museum Activities


Resources for all Grades 8 – 12

Scavenger Hunts and Museum Activities

 

Nature Guides and Logs

These guides and logs can help you discover the biodiversity in Vancouver, specifically near the University of British Columbia. Use the logs to help record and track cool creatures you see! Developed by the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and UBC Botanical Garden for a Campus and Community Planning Nature Club, these can be used for schools or personal home use.

 

Crafts and Class Activities

 

Pre and Post-Visit Resources

Pre and Post activities can help you introduce the museum to your classroom, explore concepts and vocabulary, or wrap up a visit to the museum. We encourage you to try an activity before and after your field trip, to help tie your visit into your current lessons.

 

Beaty Biodiversity Museum Phylo Cards

For more information on the Beaty Biodiversity Museum Phylo cards, please visit here. Print your own Phylo Cards please visit Phylogame.org for the rules and guidelines of the game and other information. The PDF of the Phylo cards can be downloaded here.

 

Additional Resources

 

Science Lesson Plans from Modules in Ecology and Evolution Development (MEED)

The goal of the MEED program is to provide hands-on learning in ecology and evolution to local K-12 students through modules (experiential classroom learning activities) developed by trained UBC Faculty of Science graduate students. Program participants attend workshops on outreach and science communication, meet with local teachers, and ultimately create their own module for educators to use.

Our program specifically targets ecology and evolution education due to the importance of these disciplines to understanding current problems such as the loss of biodiversity with climate change, the spread of invasive species, the vulnerability of species at risk and species range shifts.

Browse and download past MEED lesson plans.

 

Sky, Water, Earth Project

Sky, Water, Earth is a collection of free, online, and self-paced experiences that will prepare you for a career in the sciences. It is available from September 08, 2017 to September 01, 2018.

Sky, Water, Earth is about following your passion for science, building competencies valued by employers, and preparing yourself for a career in the sciences. As you complete the learning playlists of your choice, you will earn the associated badges as well as points you can use towards redeeming a real-world opportunity. Project partners include UBC, The Vancouver Aquarium, and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.