In this activity, students will calculate species richness, evenness, and the Shannon diversity index for various habitat types using data from trail cameras in Gorongosa National Park, and then investigate the impact of human activity in these habitats.
- NGSS (2013) LS
- HS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-7, HS-LS4-6
- NGSS (2013) ESS
- AP Biology (2015)
- 2.D.1, 4.A.5, 4.C.4, SP2, SP3, SP5
- IB Biology (2016)
- 4.1, 5.3, C.1, C.2, C.3, C.4
- AP Environmental Science (2013)
- II.A, II.C, VII.C
- IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2017)
- 2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 3.4
- Common Core (2010)
- ELA.RST.9-12.7, WHST.9-12.7, Math.N-Q.A.1, N-Q.A.3, S-IC.3, MP.2, MP.4
- Vision and Change (2009)
- CC5, DP1, DP2
107Click & LearnWildCam LabThe WildCam Lab is a part of WildCam Gorongosa, an online citizen science platform where users identify animals in trail camera photos. Using the WildCam Lab, students can investigate ecological questions and test hypotheses by exploring trail camera data using an interactive map.
32LessonsScientific Inquiry and Data Analysis Using WildCam GorongosaIn this activity, students will be guided through making observations from trail camera data in Gorongosa National Park, the development and investigation of a scientifically testable research question, and analysis of their results.