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ERIC Number: EJ784388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
It's a Zoo out There!
Henson, Kate
Science Teacher, v75 n2 p44-47 Feb 2008
Zoos can provide exciting educational opportunities for students to learn about a wide range of science subject matter. Zoos and similar nonschool sites have the added advantage of getting students out of school and into another environment, demonstrating that science learning can take place anywhere--not only in formal school settings. Through the animal behavior project described in this article, high school biology students can be challenged to apply their scientific-inquiry skills to the study of animal behavior. Students conduct a content-rich scientific inquiry using authentic ethological methods. The result is an exciting learning experience for everyone involved. After participating in the project, students are able to see the zoo and science learning in a whole new light. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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