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ERIC Number: EJ1046191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
The Dark Side of the Tube
Wagler, Amy; Wagler, Ron
Science Teacher, v81 n5 p25-30 Jul 2014
Every high school graduate should be able to use data analysis and statistical reasoning to draw conclusions about the world. Two core statistical concepts for students to understand are the role of variability in measures and evaluating the effect of a variable. In the activity presented in this article, students investigate a scientific question that leads them to distinguish between natural and induced variability. The distinction leads students to making conclusions about which stimulus is most effective at drawing Madagascar hissing cockroaches (MHCs) out of the dark.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A