ERIC Number: EJ237520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
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A Simulation of Optimal Foraging: The Nuts and Bolts Approach.
Thomson, James D.
American Biology Teacher, v42 n9 p528-33 Dec 1980
Presents a mechanical model for an ecology laboratory that introduces the concept of optimal foraging theory. Describes the physical model which includes a board studded with protruding machine bolts that simulate prey, and blindfolded students who simulate either generalist or specialist predator types. Discusses the theoretical model and data analysis. (CS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
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