Minecraft Education Edition: Conservation Science (We Are The Rangers)

Students use DNA to investigate ivory poaching.

Students take part in a DNA matching operation, sourcing dung and ivory to assist in identifying where elephants are most at risk.

Students learn how DNA can be found in dung as well as tusks.

Students recognize the importance of dung samples as DNA identifiers.

Students develop an understanding of how matching tusk and dung DNA can help to identify poaching hotspots.

Students develop an understanding of why science is key to solving wildlife crime and conservation.



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Science Topics
Conservation & Sustainability, Endangered Species, Genetics, Zoology
Technology Topics
Video Games
K-6, Middle School, Educator
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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