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ERIC Number: EJ813412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Caught in Their Tracks
Pacifici, Lara
Science Teacher, v75 n7 p32-37 Oct 2008
By allowing students to develop and conduct research on biological or environmental problems they identify themselves, students gain a higher level of understanding and appreciation for science. To this end, teachers should incorporate student-driven research in biology and environmental science classes in lieu of cookbook laboratory activities with a specific expected outcome. In this article, the author describes a student-driven research project in which a high school class developed hypotheses and experimental design regarding wildlife ecology. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A