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Investigating Biodiversity on different tree species

Key Stage

Key Stage 4

Summary of Investigation

Gordon and Woburn Squares are home to over 140 trees, consisting of more than 20 different species. The tree species can roughly be divided into native and introduced species. In this investigation, students use sweep netting to sample invertebrate biodiversity in the two types of tree, and use their results to comment on the wider issue of conservation and managing for biodiversity.

Resource Information

Whole investigation
Background Information
Lesson Plan
Results Worksheet
Evaluation worksheet