1. Define an exhibit (within the context of a modern zoo)
2. Discuss the basic and complex needs of animals (within the context of exhibit design)
3. Discuss the needs of staff and visitors at the zoo (within the context of exhibit design)
4. Design an exhibit throughout the duration of the presentation (for youngest audiences)
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
1. Identify the three main stakeholders of zoo exhibit design (animals, staff, visitors).
2. Describe and categorize the basic and complex needs of animals in human care.
3. Appraise animal exhibits and evaluate if they meet the needs of the animals within.
NS.K-4.3: Life Science: Organisms and environments
NS.5.8.3: Life Science: Populations and Ecosystems & Diversity and adaptations of organisms
NS.9.12.3: Behavior of organisms
• Meets South Carolina 2014 Science Academic
o 5.S.1, 6.S.1, 7.S.1, 8.S.1: The student will use the science and engineering practices, including the processes and skills of scientific inquiry, to develop understandings of science content.
o 5.L.4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of relationships among biotic and abiotic factors within terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
o 6.L.4B.4 Obtain and communicate information to compare and classify innate and learned behaviors in animals.
o 8.E.6B.2 Obtain and communicate information to support claims that natural and human-made factors can contribute to the extinction of species.
K-ESS2-2: Earth's Systems
3-5-ETS1-2: Engineering Design
HS-ETS1-2: Engineering Design
ISTE 1: Empowered Learner
ISTE 7: Global Collaborator
ISTE 6: Creative Communicator