ERIC Number: EJ1044396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Investigating Optimal Foraging Theory in the Laboratory
Harden, Siegfried; Grilliot, Matthew E.
American Biology Teacher, v76 n6 p403-406 Aug 2014
Optimal foraging theory is a principle that is often presented in the community ecology section of biology textbooks, but also can be demonstrated in the laboratory. We introduce a lab activity that uses an interactive strategy to teach high school and/or college students about this ecological concept. The activity is ideal because it engages students in a hands-on activity that teaches them a fundamental ecological principle; it can be completed in a short class period; and it utilizes a few inexpensive, easy-to-purchase supplies.
Descriptors: Ecology, Science Activities, Science Laboratories, Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Secondary School Science, College Science, Educational Games
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Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools
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