Chapter Three

Gaps in Knowledge

What issues are occurring in your community relating to biodiversity? What are your gaps in knowledge on these issues? How do you fill those gaps in what you don't know or understand?

Part One

👩🏻‍🏫 Lesson Media – Gaps in Knowledge

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Reflection Activity

  • Option One: Create a timeline of the issue outlined in the lesson media. Include important dates and events that relate to the issue.
  • Option Two: Create a newspaper article of the story of the first peoples in your community. Make sure you create an impactful headline.
  • Option Three: Design a mini lesson meant to teach your peers about the traditional land you are on and the first peoples who were here since time immemorial (examples).

Further Exploration

Part Two

The following activities will help introduce you to the concepts throughout the chapter. Your teacher will direct you to the activities to complete below.

Your Skills and Passions

What are you good at? What do you enjoy doing? How can you use these skills and passions to help answer your question.


Fill your gaps in knowledge and create your better question. Gather inspiration through research, listening to podcasts and taking a virtual field trip!


Explore what type of research paper methods you enjoy and what style of paper you will focus on.

Filling the Gaps

What do you not know about the question(s) you are pursuing and what are the gaps that need to be filled in order to answer the question. *Manditory

From the Sorted Library

Additional Resources

Part Three

How does doing good research relate to you?

Filling gaps in knowledge helps you learn to dig deeper and gain the tools that can bridge those gaps. You have to understand what to do when you don’t know what to do and find ways to fill them. One way to start is to see the value in different perspectives and experiences and understand the challenges and opportunities that come with it.

Listen to the podcast below. Really listen. Dr. Leroy Little Bear is recognized globally as one of the definitive voices on Indigenous education, rights, self-governance, language and culture.

This podcast is featured across all 5 subjects here on Nature Labs. We’re going to show you throughout this unit how each subject links to one another. You might not like art, or science, or English, or social studies – but hey – they are all related. Let’s go!

  • How can we spark more scientific questions that offer up rigorously tested solutions to societal challenges?
  • Has our faith in science eroded so much that we no longer trust in the solutions? Or is our mis-trust in solutions only the by-product of asking questions that are too narrow, too biased?
  • Can the principals of traditional knowledge help us ask the better questions?
  • Do we need to bring culture – of all varieties – into scientific equations to find the right answers?

Theme Media

🧍🏽🧍🏿‍♀️/👩🏾‍💻 WATCH: Select the ONE theme you’d like to learn though. You don’t need to explore them all, just choose the one that interests you the most. The theme you choose will help guide you through the entire unit as you explore one of the following concepts: Economics, Resources, Ethics, Stewardship or Land-Use. Your teacher will decide if you are working on your own or in groups.

Theme 1: Economics

Save the economy to save nature or save nature to save the economy?

Theme Three: Ethics

Should individuals matter in conservation?

Theme 2: Resources

Endangered Species: A question of resources.

Theme Four: Stewardship

Are we killing nature with kindness?

Theme 5: Land-Use

Land Use: Does Nature Need Half?

Unit completion


Chapter One

Introduction to Research

Chapter Five


Chapter Nine


Chapter Two


Chapter Six


Chapter Ten

Failure and Refining

Chapter Three

Gaps in Knowledge

Chapter Seven

Critical Thinking

Chapter Eleven

This Unit and Your Future

Chapter Four


Chapter Eight

Communication and Consultation

Chapter Twelve

The Pitch