Being a Zoologist: Sandra Olsen

Are your students wild about horses? Then introduce them Sandra Olsen, a  zooarchaeologist, who has been studying horses and the people who herd them. Ms Olsen responds to 15 interview questions and details how she goes about her research a well as her work with the Kazakhs, group of horse herders in Central Asia.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide students with a list of films like TARPAN: Repainting An Ancient Picture or The Eagle Huntress that they might watch with their families that document the traditions of other cultures
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a computer with internet access
Pros
  • Ms Olsen explains how scientists use artifacts to understand how people lived thousands of years ago
  • The Menu tab provides links to games, videos, stories, and related resources
Cons
  • None