Game: Habitat loss and fragmentation

In this activity, students play a game where they take on the role of a different animal species and see how long they can survive as their environment changes due to habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation.

  • Key Stage: KS3
  • Time required: 30 minutes

About this resource

  • Resource type: classroom (or outside) activity, game
  • Theme: Urban Habitats

Learning outcomes

  • understand that habitat loss and fragmentation cause biodiversity loss
  • appreciate that species rely on habitat connectivity
  • understand that habitats can be managed to improve biodiversity
  • Curriculum links

Materials required

  • tarpaulin / sheets / towels / mats
  • skipping ropes / rope
  • hula hoops
  • printed scenario suggestions
  • a large space

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