Croc Labyrinth Education Worksheet - Student Tasks

Video highlights from Croc Labyrinth

Upper Primary and Junior Secondary

TELEVISION PROGRAM  
Crocodile Labyrinth

 

LEARNING LEVEL   
Upper Primary and Junior Secondary

 

SUBJECTS    
Science

 

UPPER PRIMARY


Task 1
Nile crocodiles are found in many different parts of Africa. Give three reasons why you think the papyrus caves of the Okavanga Delta form such a good habitat for Nile crocodiles.

Task 2
Write a definition to explain the meaning of nictitating membrane and describe how it helps crocodiles underwater.

Task 3
Nile crocodiles are predators. Write a list of five different physical traits that help these crocodiles catch their prey.

Task 4
When Vince and Brad first tried to catch a crocodile, they made quite a big mistake. In about 100 words, explain what happened, what they learned and how they eventually caught a big crocodile.

Task 5
Write a bullet point list of ten facts the team learned about crocodiles from their diving and filming expedition.

 

JUNIOR SECONDARY
 

Task 1
When the dive team went to the papyrus caves in the Okavango Delta to learn more about Nile crocodiles, they faced a number of challenges. Write a list of five challenges posed by crocodiles and five posed by the habitat. Then choose two of each type of challenge and describe in about 50 words for each, how they were overcome.

Task 2
Write a paragraph to explain what the papyrus cave habitat looks like, and include a cutaway diagram to illustrate your explanation.

Task 3
In 100 words, explain why the papyrus cave system is such a good environment for crocodiles, including at least five reasons in your response.

Task 4
In undertaking their research work, the expedition team used technological equipment to assist their studies. Choose one piece of equipment used, and in 200 words explain how it works and how it helped the team to acquire knowledge about Nile crocodiles.

Task 5
Most scientists consider the ethical implications of their research work before undertaking it. Write about 100 words to explain what considerations were given to the crocodiles during their capture and release, and when confronting them underwater.

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