Life Science, Earth Science
ornithology, bird conservation, extinction, endangered species, island ecosystems, Holocene period
Middle School Level
High School Level
Advanced Reading Level
Vertebrate Zoology Subject Guide Smithsonian Libraries
The Recent Bird Extinctions teaching resources support students in meeting the following middle school NGSS Performance Expectations.
MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-2 Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.