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Selection for Tuskless Elephants

This video follows Joyce Poole and other scientists working in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, who made the observation that many female elephants lack tusks.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Environmental Science
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Analyzing Data on Tuskless Elephants

This data-driven activity accompanies the video Selection for Tuskless Elephants. It engages students in analyzing data to make evidence-based claims about the occurrence of tusklessness in elephant populations.

Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Developing an Explanation for Tuskless Elephants

This activity builds on information presented in the video Selection for Tuskless Elephants. Students use scientific evidence and reasoning to construct an explanation of and develop an argument for tusklessness in elephant populations.

Evolution
Environmental Science
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Using Genetic Evidence to Identify Ivory Poaching Hotspots

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study involving illegal elephant poaching. In this study, scientists used DNA profiling to determine where ivory seized from poachers had originated.

Genetics
Environmental Science
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
CSI Wildlife

This interactive module allows students to use DNA profiling and related biological concepts to solve two cases of elephant poaching.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Environmental Science
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Survey Methods

This interactive module explores methods used to survey large animal populations, and what they have revealed about the current state of the African elephant population.

Ecology
Environmental Science
Science Practices
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Great Elephant Census

This video follows the work of scientists conducting the first census of African savanna elephants in over 40 years and the methods they are using to obtain accurate, up-to-date numbers across the continent.

Ecology
Environmental Science
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Studying Elephant Communication

This video follows ecologist Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell, who is studying how elephants can communicate over long distances using low-frequency sounds that travel both in the air and through the ground.

Anatomy & Physiology
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
How Animals Use Sound to Communicate

This interactive module explores how different animals — elephants, birds, and bats — have evolved distinct ways of using sound to communicate.

Anatomy & Physiology
Science Practices
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Case Study for Studying Elephant Communication

This video case study explores whether elephants can detect, interpret, and respond to signals delivered by underground vibrations.

Anatomy & Physiology
Science Practices
Interactive Videos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Modeling Animal Survey Methods

This hands-on activity accompanies the video The Great Elephant Census. Students use beans or lentils to model sample and total count methods for studying wildlife population sizes.

Labs & Demos
Benefits of Schools

This activity explores images of animals that live in groups, which serve as phenomena for learning about animal behavior.

Anatomy & Physiology
Science Practices
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB