Grade 6 Module 3
The Red List

Curriculum framework:
Causes and Effects of Regional Climates

Students will learn:

How do the environment and genetics affect animals and plants?


Module Overview

In this module, students become ecologists, on a mission to save endangered or threatened species from extinction. Through research and investigations, they build their awareness and knowledge of their chosen species and the threats they face.


Students will study plant and animal reproduction, including courtship behaviors, sexual and asexual methods of reproduction, and the inheritance and variation of traits. They will also discover how some animal species look after their offspring to help ensure their survival, and explore how conservationists around the world work to save entire species.


After this, it’ll be their turn to come up with a conservation plan of their own.

Video: The Red List Module Trailer

Teacher Instructional Material

Ensuring teachers have the tools at hand to make sure every student can experience the wonders of science in the classroom.

  • Teacher Editions lesson guides that are accessible, comprehensive, and versatile.

  • Professional Learning background and subject knowledge guides that unpack science content into quick and easy sections of information for teachers.

  • Assessment Overview that provides flexible informal, diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments to monitor student growth and progress.


Overview and teacher lesson guide

Background and subject knowledge

Assessment Overview

Digital resources for students and classroom

Students work to save certain species from extinction

The students' mission is to investigate a range of threatened speices and the dangers they face. They'll assess their courtship behaviors, how they reproduce and which environmental changes are affecting their survival. Students will explore how conservationists around the world are working to protect these species.

Observational, curriculum and contextual video content

Video: Peacock Spider

Video: Penguin Parents

Video: Poison Arrow Frog

Video: Crafty Orchids

Video: Whitebark Pine Tree

Video: Endangered Species

Printed and digital resources for students

Student Twig Book
Students can communicate what they have learnt within their Twig Book


Levelled Readers

Readers that help support literacy skills through STEM learning


Additional modules available for this grade

BioTech Systems Worldwide

Curriculum framework: Systems and Sub-systems in Earth and Life Science

Students will learn: How do human body systems and subsystems work together?

Destination Everywhere!

Curriculum framework: Earth System Interactions Cause Weather

Students will learn: Weather and climate vary around the world, but we can use science and past trends to predict them.

Cities of the Future

Curriculum framework: Effects of Global Warming on Living Systems

Students will learn: How can we reduce harmful impacts on the environment in the places where people live?

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