Raptor biologist

Raptor biologist Campbell Murn talks about his work with raptors at The Hawk Conservancy.

To link with this we have developed a lesson plan for students to use the capture-mark-recapture method to analyse “prey” abundance.

A downloadable version of the video lesson plan and student practical activity sheet are available below.

Curriculum links for the lesson are as follows:

2008 Key Stage 3 Programme of Study:

Range and Content: 3.3d, 3.4c

Attainment Targets: AT1, AT2

Key Concepts: 1.1a, 1.1b

Key Processes: 2.1a, 2.1b, 2.2a, 2.2b, 2.3a

Curriculum Opportunities: 4a, c, d, e, g

Scottish 5-14 Science Curriculum:

LT&PL 3 – Interaction of living things with their environment.

Attainment Targets:

Knowledge & Understanding

Level D

Describe examples of human impact on the environment that have brought about beneficial changes and examples that have detrimental effects.

Level E

Construct and interpret simple food webs and make predictions of the consequences of change.

Give examples of physical factors which affect the distribution of living things.

Investigating Skills

Level D

Draw conclusions consistent with the results.

Identify limitations of the approach used.

Level E

Select and use appropriate forms of graphical representation.