One of the things that makes this world such a wonderful place is the variety of living things. There are thousands and thousands kinds of plants and animals. Some are so tiny we cannot see them without a magnifying glass. Some are bigger than elephants. Some, like parrots, have bright colors. Some, like orchids, have very strange shapes. Some, like people, come in different sizes, shapes and colors and do very interesting things. There are many differences in all these living things and we call this "diversity."
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1993 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Bollwinkel, Carl W.
"Editor's Corner - Preserving Biodiversity: Notes to a Korean Grandson,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 30
, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol30/iss3/14