GPS Wildlife Tracking LESSON

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by Dynamic Earth Learning

Price: 500 points or $5 USD

Subjects: science,earthAndSpaceScience,appliedScience,lifeScience,ecology,humanImpactsOnEarthSystems,biogeology

Grades: 4,5,6,7,8

Description: Embedded video lesson on first slide! Then students answer 30 questions. Students learn: - The concept of using GPS to track animal movements and study their behavior. - How GPS wildlife tracking works, including the use of radio receivers to pick up signals from GPS satellites and calculate the animal's location and movement pattern. - The common methods of attaching GPS receivers to animals, such as collars and harnesses, tailored to different species. - Specific applications of GPS tracking for birds, aquatic animals like sea turtles, and animals with atomic clocks for data acquisition. - The benefits of GPS wildlife tracking, including providing valuable data for further research, aiding in the study of migratory behavior, understanding human-wildlife conflict, and wildlife protection. - The importance of GPS wildlife tracking for monitoring animal behavior and making informed decisions for the conservation of endangered species.