Scientific Inquiry Using WildCam Gorongosa

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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 locating and analyzing data before they create a presentation to communicate their findings.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Show a video about lion population recovery in Gorongosa National Park to get the class familiar with trail cam data collection
  • Assign some of the questions as homework to reduce the amount of class time needed for the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Make sure younger learners are comfortable with ecological terminology, especially animal relationships
  • Arrange for computer and Internet access for groups
Pros
  • The educator's guide is very organized and contains answer keys for all student activities
  • Links to video resources throughout the lesson allow you to tailor the content to your class' needs
Cons
  • None