Role of the Modern Zoo (KS4)

Red Barbed Ants

Key Stage: KS4

Duration: 45 Minutes

Capacity: 35 students

 

National Curriculum / Specification Links

AQA GCSE Biology

  • B1.8.1 Evolution.
  • B2.7.2 Genetic Variation.
  • B2.7.3 Genetic Disorders.
  • B2.8.1 Old and New Species.

Edexcel GCSE Biology

Unit B1 – Influences on life.

  • Topic 1 – Classification, Variation and Inheritance 1.12, 1.19.

OCR GCSE Biology A

Module B1 – You and your genes.

  • B1.2.2; B1.2.5

Module B3 – Life on Earth.

  • B3.2.3

AQA GCSE Environmental Studies

  • B1 The management of wildlife resources.
  • B1.1 Why is there a need to manage wildlife?
  • B1.2 How is wildlife conserved?

AQA GCSE Environmental Studies

  • B1 The management of wildlife resources.
  • B1.1 Why is there a need to manage wildlife?
  • B1.2 How is wildlife conserved?

 

Intended learning outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of how zoos work to conserve endangered species through scientific research; captive breeding programmes; reintroduction programmes and education
  • Identify different biological methods that zoos use to help conserve animals and their habitats

                                                                

Key words: Conservation, education, ZSL case studies, breeding programmes.

 

For this session:

Before your visit:

 

After your visit:

  • Put together an ethics committee in your class. Roles may include: curator, vet, vet nurse, zoo keeper, education manager, marketing manager, press officer, general manager and members of RSPCA. Debate the following and come up with a decision to be put forward: “A lion and a lioness have had four cubs. Two male and two female cubs. The male cubs were put up for donation to other BIAZA zoos, but no zoo were able to take the cubs when they reached maturity. The cubs were reaching the age that in the wild they would leave their natal pride so at the zoo we needed to do something or the male lion would become aggressive towards his cubs. What does the ethics committee suggest the zoo does? “

 

 

 

SESSION RESOURCES

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