Lesson Plan VI - To
Catch A Lion - Free Photo Contest
Web Cam Snapshot - TigerHomes
Viewer Gallery Photo #35
The above lion picture was taken free
via the web, from camera #1, in the African Lion habitat
the Tiger Homes Sanctuary.
Better free photos / pictures may be taken but, regardless
of quality, the method is the same and not difficult.
1. Go to the web site www.tigerhomes.org and click on the
link at the top "Cams".
2. Pick a cat species and proceed to that area of the website.
3. Choose one of the cameras in the habitat and click on
4. Watch until an appealing or meaningful image appears.
5. Click the camera icon below the image "Snapshot".
6. A popup window should appear with your captured image.
7. Right Click the captured image and choose "Save
As" to your desktop or "My Pictures" folder.
Saved pictures may be uploaded to the TigerHomes' Viewer
8. Print the image to share with your Classmates or insert
into a document.
Have a class "Power Cat" photo
the photograph capturing method to each participant. Have
students print their photos and display them in class.
Have the class determine the best images and put up a permanent
display. Students may want to enter their snapshot "catches" into
the TigerHomes.Org's Viewer Gallery. Many categories can
be represented: best behavior, most artistic, funniest,
Students can also capture numerous images and create a
photographic essay, or use the photographs to illustrate
behavioral observations. Students may enjoy making a class
or group poster with pictures by habitat or by animal for
presentation to the class etc.
"Power Cats" come in a wide range of sizes and
colors… and live in a broad range of habitats. Have
students pick a species of cat and make a scale model of
the animal. Students can use clay, paper mache, wood, plaster
or any other appropriate material. The model should be
as close to realistic as possible. Websites, including
material and animal pictures within this curriculum, may
be used for reference. These resources and other written
and pictorial references will provide detailed descriptions
to aid the students in creating an accurate model. Since
these cats are so large, smaller scale models are recommended.