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Wildebeest Populations

This activity explores an image of a wildebeest herd on the Serengeti, which serves as a phenomenon for learning about population dynamics and wildlife management.

Ecology
Science Practices
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Patterns of Predation

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how herbivore populations are regulated in the Serengeti.

Ecology
Science Practices
Data Points
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
Mozambique Mounds

This activity explores an image of termite mounds in the African savanna, which serves as a phenomenon for learning about ecosystems, competition, and feedback loops.

Anatomy & Physiology
Ecology
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Modeling Trophic Cascades

In this activity, students model trophic cascades, which are also explored in a variety of related resources, using cards of animal and plant species from seven different habitats. It is designed to illustrate the species relationships in a food chain and the effect of predators on the trophic levels below.

Ecology
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Trophic Cascades in Salt Marsh Ecosystems

In this video, ecologist Brian Silliman explains how he uses manipulative field experiments to study salt marsh ecosystems. His approach revealed that these systems are under top-down control from consumers and predators.

Ecology
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Riverine Food Webs: How Flow Rates Affect Biomass

This video follows ecologist Mary Power, who is studying the Eel River in Northern California to decipher the connection between river flows and biodiversity.

Ecology
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Snail Fronts and Salt Marsh Die-Offs

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated whether periwinkle snails contribute to salt marsh die-offs.

Ecology
Environmental Science
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Dead Zones in Coastal Ecosystems

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study on low-oxygen areas in the ocean called dead zones.

Ecology
Environmental Science
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Activity for Some Animals are More Equal than Others

This activity explores the content and research discussed in the film Some Animals are More Equal than Others, which tells the story of the ecologists who first documented the role of keystone species in ecosystem regulation.

Ecology
Science Practices
Film Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Building Ecological Pyramids

This activity supports using the citizen science platform WildCam Gorongosa in the classroom. It engages students into building biomass pyramids using data from trail camera photos of animals in Gorongosa National Park.

Ecology
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College