Keystone Species: Meet the Animals Key to Ecosystem Health and Biodiversity with Hands-On Science Activities for Kids

By Laura Perdew  
Illustrated by Micah Rauch
Coming October 2024 Who's keeping the ecosystem healthy?

In Keystone Species: Meet the Animals Key to Ecosystem Health and Biodiversity with Hands- On Science Activities for Kids, young scientists are introduced to several different types of keystone species from around the world as they discover the crucial roles these organisms play in their ecosystems. Meet the sharks, gray wolves, beavers, American alligators, bees, flying foxes, wildebeests, bison, and coral that all play a vital role in regulating an ecosystem.

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Who's keeping the ecosystem healthy?

In any ecosystem, every species has a role to play. From towering trees and enormous whales to the smallest microorganisms, and from plants and fungi to animals and insects, each species is important to the overall health of the ecosystem. But some of those species play such vital roles that without them, the ecosystem is in danger of collapsing. These are called keystone species.

In Keystone Species: Meet the Animals Key to Ecosystem Health and Biodiversity with Hands- On Science Activities for Kids, young scientists are introduced to several different types of keystone species from around the world as they discover the crucial roles these organisms play in their ecosystems. Meet the sharks, gray wolves, beavers, American alligators, bees, flying foxes, wildebeests, bison, and coral that all play a vital role in regulating an ecosystem.

Try these science activities!

  • Map a wildebeest migration
  • Create an African savannah food web
  • Dissect a flower
  • Model ocean acidification
Available In:
Hardcover, $22.95
9781647411206
Paperback, $17.95
9781647411237
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 128 pages
Subject: Science

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline
Introduction
Chapter 1: Gray Wolves
Chapter 2: Sharks
Chapter 3: Beavers
Chapter 4: American Alligators
Chapter 5: Flying Foxes
Chapter 6: Bees
Chapter 7: Wildebeests
Chapter 8: Bison
Chapter 9: Coral
Glossary
Metric Conversions
Resources
Essential Questions
Index