Virtual Field Trip to an African Safari
Enjoy a trip through an African Safari park to see an incredible variety of wildlife, and enhance your life science curriculum at the same time. Take a first-row seat at the waterholes where the action is. You’ll see elephants, giraffes, warthogs, rhinos, zebras, lions, and so much more.
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Video length: 15:16 minutes.
Learning Resources with this Video*
Animals of the African Safari
Art and Writing
Then, write a paragraph about animal you chose and the environment it is in.
Compare animals found in Etosha National Park, with animals and fish in the Amazon Rainforest, Coral Reefs, Galapagos Island, and with animals in students’ everyday life.
In particular, have students identify the predators and prey that can be found in each of these ecosystems. Additionally, identify endangered species that live in each of the ecosystems mentioned. Have students make a chart that states the endangered species, why that species is endangered, and how humans can help reverse the situation.
African Safari Journal
Have students write a diary or a story about traveling on an African Safari and discuss what they “saw” and experienced on their trip.
African Animal Flashcards
African Wildlife vs. Local Animals
Watch videos on Youtube about Etosha National Park and Namibia, including the deserts of Namibia. The goal is to learn more about this desert habitat/biome.
Taxonomy and the Animal Kingdom
Have students discuss what the taxonomy system is and how it is divided into different classifications. Then discuss the classification of the animal kingdom and how animals in the African Safari fit into it.
Create a diorama of the African Savannah.
Would you like to visit Africa and why?
Would you go on an African safari?
What road signs did you see in the video?
How do the road signs differ from the ones in your neighborhood?
African Animal Presentations
African Safari in Action
Lion for a Day