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ERIC Number: EJ1046024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Where's That Dolphin?
Kovacs, Carolyn; Curran, Mary Carla; Cox, Tara
Science Teacher, v80 n9 p24-29 Dec 2013
In this article , the authors describe an activity in which students in Savannah, Georgia, use handheld GPS devices to record the sightings of bottlenose dolphins, examine spatial data from five pairs of dolphins in the study, and then form hypotheses about the spatial patterns they observe. In the process, they learn not only about the ecology of bottlenose dolphins but also that scientific research is interdisciplinary and can involve subjects such as math and geography. The activity is geared toward high school biology or environmental science classes but can be modified for other grade levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: DGE-0841372|P382G090003