In Giraffe Behaviour Study students work scientifically to collect real data on our herd of reticulated giraffes.
Working in groups at Giraffe Heights, students come face to face with our herd of giants to collect behavioural data using ethograms. They then use this data to create behaviour bar charts and to compare behaviours between different age groups in the herd. Group discussions allow students to explore how this data is used in a real context here at the zoo as well as to assist the conservation of a variety of species out in the wild.
Please note, this workshop will take place outdoors near one of our enclosures. Please ensure that students wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
|Age: KS3 (11-14 years old)||Duration: 45min||Capacity: 35||Outdoor workshop|
Intended learning outcomes:
Students will be able to:
- Collect, analyse and communicate a range of data gathered through fieldwork
- Discuss the impact of human economic development on the landscape and on conservation of a species.
- Use scientific language to explain their results
- Describe how research can impact the conservation of animals in the wild
National Curriculum/Specification Links:
|KS3 Biology||Working Scientifically||Scientific attitudes||
|Experimental skills and investigations||
|Analysis and evaluation||
|Interactions and interdependencies||Relationships in an ecosystem||
|Genetics and evolution||Inheritance, chromosomes, DNA and genes||
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