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The Elephant Tusk Project

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Big Idea &

Essential Questions  

Lesson Overview   Eliciting and Engaging the Student Developing the Ideas Checking for Understanding  


Big Idea 1:  The Groundwork


Essential Question:

  • What is Biotechnology?













Big Idea 2: The History


Essential Questions:

  • How Do Scientists Use Biotechnology to Help Conserve Species?
  • Who Are The Scientists? 

Big Idea 3: The Scenario


Essential Questions:

  • Why Elephants and The Ivory Story

Big Idea 4: The Mission


Essential Questions:

  • What techniques do we need to perform our mission? 
  • Can we use DNA Technology to track the ivory?

Big Idea 5: The Assessment


Essential Questions:

  • Can we use what we've learned and apply to the conservation of another species? 


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