Conserving tiger food chains

In Conserving Tiger Food Chains students will be transported to the depths of Siberia to become ZSL scientists at our fantastic Tiger Falls enclosure. Tracking is a vital tool used in the conservation of species and in Conserving Tiger Food Chains; students will get the opportunity to learn the techniques used by ZSL scientists to track animals in the wild. Using real camera traps and data collected in the wild, students will work in small teams to decipher the movements of the animals and identify different individuals photographed on the camera traps. They will also get the opportunity to learn about what ZSL is doing to protect these fascinating creatures in the wild.

This session takes place outdoors – please ensure appropriate clothing is worn.

Age:  KS2 (7-11 years) Duration: 45 minutes Capacity: 35 students Outdoor Session

Amur tiger in camera trap
Amur tiger in a ZSL camera trap

Intended learning outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  • Define the term ‘endangered’.
  • Describe how changes in an environment can pose dangers to living things.
  • Describe how ZSL scientists gather data on an endangered species.

National Curriculum links:

KS2 Science Working Scientifically
  • Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquires to answer them.
  • Using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.
Living things and their habitats
  • Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
Animals, including humans
  • Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat.
  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
KS2 English Reading-word reading
  • Understanding the meaning of new words they meet
KS2 Geography Locational Knowledge
  • Locate the world's countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia).

 

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