A first step in scientific inquiry is typically making observations of the natural world. Observations can inspire questions that lead to testable hypotheses. The trail camera photos on WildCam Gorongosa provide a peek into the unexplored parts of Gorongosa National Park and can provide valuable information for science and conservation. By observing different animals and their behaviors, scientists can formulate questions and formulate hypotheses about Gorongosa’s wildlife and its recovery.
In this lesson, you will use WildCam Gorongosa to start making observations and generating scientific questions using a single trail camera photo. Complete the assignment below, then click “Next” to move on to lesson four.
• Download and complete the Making Observations activity