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502 resources with the concept africa

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Lesson 3: Scientific Inquiry with WildCam Gorongosa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
When biologists installed cameras in Gorongosa National Park, they ended up viewing a lot more than the lions they were trying to help! Young ecologists observe one of Africa's most beautiful savanna regions with interactive trail camera...
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Lesson 2: Gorongosa National Park

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How has Gorongosa National Park changed over time? Discover the park's rich history, dating back to primitive human times, through an interactive timeline and scientific reading. The second installment in an eight-part series explores...
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Lesson 1: WildCam Gorongosa

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take a walk on the wild side! Episode one of an eight-part series of interactive lessons regarding Gorongosa National Park invites learners to become a part of the citizen science community. Scholars read a brief overview of the trail...
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Niche Partitioning and DNA Metabarcoding

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is DNA metabarcoding? Show your biology class the latest method for studying biodiversity in an ecosystem with a fun, informative interactive. Individuals examine the animal species that compete for vegetation, then learn how their...
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Gorongosa: Scientific Inquiry and Data Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does the scientific process begin? Introduce ecology scholars to scientific inquiry through an insightful, data-driven lesson. Partners examine data from an ongoing research study to determine the questions it answers. The resource...
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Measuring Biodiversity in Gorongosa

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take your biology class' understanding of biodiversity to a whole new level! Ecology scholars use data to calculate three different diversity indices based on the organisms in the Gorongosa National Park. The four-part activity uses an...
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Building Ecological Pyramids

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a fresh take on traditional food/energy pyramids? Conduct an innovative activity where pupils build their own! The lesson uses research data from Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique for a real-life safari touch. Scholars...
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Scientific Inquiry Using WildCam Gorongosa

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do scientists determine what questions to ask to meet their research goals? Help your class develop an inquiry mindset with a lesson based on studies in the Gorongosa National Park. Partners create their own research questions by...
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Niche Partitioning Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Dinnertime on the African savanna is a highly choreographed event! Introduce young ecologists to the concept of niche partitioning through a hands-on activity. Pupils research animal behaviors and use data to develop an understanding of...
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Human Impacts on Biodiversity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Have you always wanted to take your science class on an amazing field trip they will never forget? Now you can! Observe the wildlife in an African savanna through trail cameras with a five-part data analysis activity. Learners analyze...
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Zebrafish and Skin Color

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
You may not know if that zebrafish in your fish tank is a model citizen—but it is definitely a model organism! What can we learn about ourselves from a tiny zebrafish? Discover more about the polygenic trait of skin color through a...
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The Great Elephant Census Modeling Activity

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
They say elephants never forget—and your class won't forget an insightful modeling activity either! Junior zoologists take part in a mock elephant census using the sample count and total count methods. The included materials provide...
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Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Part 2

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Field research is dirty work! Join a team of research scientists from the Field Museum in the second installment of a two-part series that is part of a larger playlist exploring mammals. The team continues their search for bats in...
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Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Part 1

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
To the bat cave! No, not the one you're thinking of. Part one of a two-part series of expedition videos from playlist on mammals finds a group of researchers from the Field Museum embarking upon a quest. Content includes preparation for...
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The Naked Mole-Rat

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The naked mole rat is truly unique! So unique, it was recently placed in its own family. What makes it so special? Discover its amazing story with a video from an exciting mammals playlist. A naked mole rat expert explains its...
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The Man-Eating Lions of Tsavo

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When railroad workers arrived in Kenya in 1898, they were greeted by some very hungry lions. Introduce young ecologists to the man-eating lions of Tsavo with a video from an extensive playlist exploring mammals. Topics include unusual...
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Carl Akeley's Striped Hyenas

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder how to create museum dioramas? Examine the newly created striped hyena exhibit through the eyes of a scientist using a video from a larger playlist on mammals. Content includes the origins of the hyenas in the display, why...
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Pangolins

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Whether you call it a walking artichoke, or a pinecone anteater, pangolins are pretty cool! The narrator of a video from a larger playlist exploring mammals introduces young zoologists to the pangolin from the specimen room of the Field...
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The Evolution of Humans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
We've come a long way! Biology scholars travel back to the big bang, then follow the path of the simple organisms that led to modern Homo sapiens through an engaging Fuse School Evolution video. Content includes key events in our...
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Who Built Great Zimbabwe? And why?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It's hard to image that a mystery surrounds the second largest settlement ruins found in Africa. Who built this stone city? Why was it built? What happened to it? Why was it abandoned? A short video explores the controversies surrounding...
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Continents and Oceans

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
Play a fun video that plants the five oceans and seven continents into young learners brains. The video first goes through the continents in alphabetical order, and then the five oceans in alphabetical order.
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Know Your Globe

For Students K - 5th Standards
What are the green and blue things on a globe? Water and land—the two main features on Earth. Watch a video that distinguishes items on the globe from continents to countries and water to oceans and freshwater. Quiz the class after to...
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Africa: Interpreting Physical Maps

For Teachers 7th Standards
Get young cartographers looking at population densities in Africa. As they look at the continent, learners examine human features of particular regions in a physical map. They use clues about the geography of Africa to determine how the...
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What is GIS?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Is GIS the real manifestation of Harry Potter's Marauders Map? Introduce your class to the history of geographic information systems (GIS), the technology that allows for easy use of spatial information, with a resource that teaches...