Bird Extinctions in Recent Geologic Time
National Middle School Science Standards
ornithology, bird conservation, extinction, endangered species, island ecosystems, Holocene period
- Human influences on bird populations
- Ecology of birds and vulnerability to extinction
- Impacts of human activities on ecology
- Conservation of endangered bird species
- Technology used by ornithologists
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
The Recent Bird Extinctions teaching resources support students in meeting the following middle school NGSS Performance Expectations.
MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
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 Earth and Human Activity
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.