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Biosphere Funbook

DIVERSITY DECK® Funbook

Extended learning about the Biosphere

The biosphere contains all the living things on planet Earth. As far as we know, we are the only planet to have a biosphere, making us extremely special.

Did you know that changes to the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere over time have guided the evolution of animal lungs and affected the size of land animals and that when an organism disappears from a food chain, it changes the energy flow through an ecosystem.

You can learn about this and much more in our interactive Biosphere Funbook!

Our resource packs encourage thinking skills including logic and creativity. They contain a range of activities, starting with relatively simple tasks and leading to higher level skills such as creative writing and graph analysis.

Activities include:

  • Science Projects
  • True or False quiz
  • Word Searches
  • Fabulous Facts
  • Origami Chatterbox (see instruction video below)
  • And much more...

To maximise the impact of learning we recommend that our DIVERSITY DECK® Funbooks are used alongside our DIVERSITY DECK® card games collection. Buying our games will enable us to produce more amazing and fun scientific material.

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Suitable for KS2


Animal diary competition

Deadline 31st July 2020

To enter the competition please follow the instructions on page 32 of the Biosphere Funbook.

The best 3 entries will receive a copy of the amazing Biosphere DIVERSITY DECK® card game.




First Life

First Life

Life on Earth has evolved over many hundreds of millions of years. ..

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Genetics and Inheritance

Genetics and Inheritance

Living things are able to inherit characteristics from their parents ..

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Adaptation and Evolution​

Adaptation and Evolution​

Adaptation  A living thing will be perfectly adapted to surv..

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Ecosystems

Ecosystems

An ecosystem is the community of animals, plants, other organisms and ..

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Insects

Insects

Insects are essential for ecosystem services. They provide a major f..

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Trees

Trees

Trees and plants are living organisms Trees and plants feed, photo..

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Seed Dispersal

Seed Dispersal

Plants use seeds to produce new plants Plants cannot move like animal..

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Nutrient Cycle​

Nutrient Cycle​

Nitrogen and Carbon are recycled through the biosphere and are essenti..

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Prochlorococcus

Prochlorococcus

Powerhouse marine bacterium Tiny marine cyanobacteria, coccoid shap..

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Genetics

Genetics

Study of genes and heredity of living organisms (plants, bac..

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Zoology

Zoology

Study of the animal kingdom.This includes embryology, evolution, class..

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Biosphere

Biosphere

All living organisms on planet Earth What is it? It’s life. It’s..

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Protected Areas

Protected Areas

Providing a safe home for threatened species What is a protected ar..

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Astrobiology

Astrobiology

Astrobiology Astrobiology is the study of the origin and evolution..

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