The following sample is a rough start to a TOK presentation. Make sure you look carefully at the TOK Presentation Assessment Instrument and the requirements of the TOK TK/PPD document. When you put together your own complete presentation you must ensure it meets the requirements of both.
Real Life Situation: An elephant in Kenya killed two people and then buried them. (Elephants sometimes bury their own dead under leaves and stay with the body for days after the death). https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2016/08/elephants-mourning-video-animal-grief/
Central Knowledge question: To what extent can scientists measure the emotions of animals?
Subsidiary knowledge question #1: How does emotion affect scientific research ? (This could look at how the emotion of the scientists, the public, etc affect how research is performed or received).
Subsidiary knowledge question #2: To what should ethics regarding animals be based on animal’s emotions?
Other real life situation #1: Jaak Panksepp’s experiments which show that rats laugh when they are tickled.
Other real life situation #2: Because of Robert Elwood’s research that shows that lobsters can feel pain, there is a movement to stop them being boiled alive.