Teacher’s Questions for Delving into Dung


Before reading:

  1. What could an animal’s dung reveal about its diet?
  2. Why would studying an endangered or rare animal’s droppings be an easier, safer or more practical way to learn more about these species?

During reading:

  1. Why did Sam Wasser first become interested in studying animal droppings?
  2. List three things scientists can learn from an animal’s dung.
  3. Why does dung include an animal’s DNA?
  4. Explain why certain dogs are good at sniffing out scat.
  5. What important action did Wass...

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