How have society’s attitudes towards, and treatment of, coyotes, changed or remained the same?

How have coyotes been viewed through history?  How have attitudes towards them changed, or stayed the same?  

What characteristics and behaviors of coyotes that you observe on the Visualization Tool, or discover in other research, might influence these attitudes? 

How have coyotes adapted to co-exist despite human presence and human pressures?

Interview family members or friends to obtain their opinions about coyotes. What influenced their opinions? Have they ever seen or heard a coyote?


3-LS4-3 (Upper Elementary)

Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. 

HS-LS2-6 (High School)

Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem. 

HS-LS2-8 (High School)

Evaluate the evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species' chances to survive and reproduce. 

MS-LS2-2 (Middle School)

Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.