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ERIC Number: EJ1146097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8121
Coastal Residents, Stingray Style: Selecting the Best Intertidal Creeks for Seasonal Living
Webb, Sarah; Carla Curran, Mary
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v54 n2 p29-37 2017
Graphing and calculating percentages are integral skills in a STEM curriculum. Teaching students how to create graphs allows them to identify numerical trends and to express results in a clear and concise manner. In this activity, students will remain engaged in the lesson by moving around the room and then work together to generate their own data. Students will act like stingrays and determine the costs and benefits of selecting different habitats. The skills honed in the activity will enable students to compare actual stingray data with in-class data and to express the results graphically. This activity aligns with Ocean Literacy Principles, Common Core Standards, and National Science Education Standards. The Next Generation Science Standard of including the analysis and interpretation of data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms in an ecosystem is also incorporated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Grant or Contract Numbers: DGE0841372; P382G090003