Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Illegal hunting is causing more elephants to be born without tusks, highlighting the need to conserve and protect these animals.
  • The Cassini spacecraft is approaching the end of its 20-year mission to explore the planet Saturn.
  • A group of South African schoolgirls has designed and built Africa’s first ever private satellite, as part of a STEM project.

Curriculum keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Space
  • STEM

Spark a discussion

  • What is poaching and how is it affecting populations of African elephants?
  • What will happen to Cassini over the next 9 months?
  • What will the students’ satellite be used for?

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