Year 2 Topic: Around the World – WildCam Gorongosa

Introduction

I’m visiting the Year 2 classroom today, as they learn about the world around them, and about animals – to do a Science Project together on the computer!

We’re going to visit the country of Mozambique in Africa, to help a group of scientists tracking wildlife at the Gorongosa National Park.

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  • What Continent is this?
  • Where is Mozambique
  • What Ocean is off the coast of Mozambique.
  • This is where we are going today – to Gorongosa National Park, to work together with some scientists using our computers!

We’re going to be helping a group of scientists see how the wild animals who live in this park are doing, after years of war when soldiers were in this park and hunting the animals for food. Now the war is over and it is protected again – but how are the animals doing?

How do you think that scientists can study these animals, when the park is so very very large, and much of it is hard to reach?

Let’s find out more about the kinds of animals that are living here.


So how can you and I help these scientists from our computers?

We’re going to take a look at these photos, one at a time, and tell the scientists what animal we see there!

I will need your teacher’s help in grouping each of you in partners in the Computer Room.

One of you will have a list of animals on your computer screen, with their names, and some information about them if you click on the picture.

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The other partner will have the WildCam Gorongosa Science Project open, and together you will be looking at a photo, and helping to identify what animal it is.

 

We have the afternoon together, so let’s see how many animals we can identify and work together with Scientists. YOU are doing real science!!

If we’ve got some time later in the day for a 10 minute video, we can see some more of the park and take a look at more of the animals who live there.

 

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