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Asking Scientific Questions

This activity allows students to formulate and analyze scientific questions.

Ecology
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Serengeti: Nature’s Living Laboratory

This film explores the foundational research in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, that uncovered many of the ecological principles that govern how animal populations and communities are regulated.

Ecology
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
From Ants to Grizzlies: A General Rule for Saving Biodiversity

This film explores the species-area relationship, a general ecological rule that describes how the number of species in a habitat changes with area, and shows how it has been applied to the conservation of protected areas.

Ecology
Environmental Science
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Wolves of Isle Royale

This activity explores images of wolves hunting a moose on Isle Royale, which serve as phenomena for learning about predator-prey population dynamics.

Ecology
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
Cougars and Trees in a Trophic Cascade

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated the effects of tourism on cougars and cottonwood trees in a national park.

Ecology
Environmental Science
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Serengeti Wildebeest Population Regulation

This activity analyzes a published scientific figure from a study in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. In this study, scientists investigated how the eradication of rinderpest disease led to a boom in the wildebeest population.

Ecology
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Exploring Biomass Pyramids

This interactive module allows students to collect and analyze data from a virtual river to construct biomass and energy pyramids.

Ecology
Science Practices
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Biodiversity Studies in Gorongosa

This activity supports using the citizen science platform WildCam Gorongosa in the classroom. It engages students in calculating species richness, evenness, and the Shannon diversity index for various habitat types using data from trail cameras in Gorongosa National Park.

Anatomy & Physiology
Ecology
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Activity for Termites Digest Wood Thanks to Microbes

This activity explores the content presented in the animated film Termites Digest Wood Thanks to Microbes, which describes the symbiotic relationship between termites and the wood-digesting protists in their gut.

Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Ecology
Film Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Niche Partitioning and DNA Metabarcoding

This interactive module explores niche partitioning, a mechanism that enables similar species of animals to coexist.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Anatomy & Physiology
Ecology
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests

This activity accompanies the video Seed Dispersal and Habitat Fragmentation. Students use data from published studies to understand patterns of seed dispersal and apply these ideas to the design of a conservation area.

Anatomy & Physiology
Ecology
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Modeling Food Webs in Darién, Panama

In this activity, students use cards to build model food webs and evaluate how ecological disturbances affect each trophic level using information from the citizen science website WildCam Darién.

Ecology
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College