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JASON: Mystery of the Agouti and the Ocelot

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Rainforests at the Crossroads: Use a set of XY coordinates to map the locations of an agouti and an ocelot at one-hour intervals. After determining the locations of the animals, use the information to solve the mystery behind the agouti's death.

Before the Activity

See the attached teacher document (pdf file) for notes and guidelines for this activity.

Print and copy the attached activity document and research article (pdf files) for your class. The research article is in the during the activity section below.

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Use the TI-73 Explorer™ and a set of XY coordinates to map the locations of an agouti and an ocelot at one-hour intervals from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm
  • Use the information to draw conclusions about each animals movements and actions during certain time intervals


  • Directions
  • Distribute the activity document and research article to your class
  • Read and discuss the research article.
  • Follow the activity procedures outlined in the student document
  • After the Activity

  • Students complete the data analysis section of the activity
  • Discuss the results of the data analysis with your students