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Educator Guide: Wildlife Forensics: Wildlife Forensics Educator Guide

Wildlife Forensics

Tips to Come Prepared

Before you visit the Genovesi Environmental Study Center (GESC) with your class, review the Educator's Guide to prepare for your students.

  • Read the Essential Questions (p. 1) and Connections to Standards (p. 2) to decide how you want to link your curriculum with your field trip
  • Complete the Pre-Visit Lesson with your class activating student interest and engagement
  • Come to GESC ready to engage and learn with our experiential, hands-on field trip program, Wildlife Forensics.

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Essential Questions

  • What is Wildlife Forensics?
  • How are restriction enzymes used in forensics?
  • What is a DNA 'barcode'? 

 

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Connections to Standards

NEW YORK CITY
PK-8 SCIENCE SCOPE AND SEQUENCE 2018
Grade 8: Unit 4: Evolution, Natural Selection, and Adaptations
 

NEW YORK STATE P-12 SCIENCE LEARNING STANDARDS

Eighth Grade
MS-LS4-2. Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between model and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.

Living Environment - Core Curriculum
Key Idea 2: Organisms inherit genetic information in a variety of ways that result in continuity of structure and function between parents and offspring. 

Performance Indicator 2.1 Explain how the structure and function of genetic material result in offspring that resemble their parents.

Key Idea 3: Individual Organisms and Species Change over time.

Performance Indicator 3.1 Individual organisms and species change over time.