Identifying New Species Classroom Warm up
Classroom Warm-ups: Kick-off any lesson with these one-page, observation-building, problem-solving STEM prompts — whether or not you’re teaching an ocean topic.
Teach your students about the many ways in which new species are discovered and what processes help to confirm their identification.
Objectives & learning outcomes
After the warm up, students should be able to answer the following questions:
- Why is eDNA a useful method in trying to classify marine species?
- What are two new pieces of information you learned from Dean?
- What role does math play in furthering this research?
- What are two additional questions you would want to ask Nautilus explorers based on this research?