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ERIC Number: EJ823327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Exploring Pattern Analysis with Sycamore Aphids
Beachly, William
American Biology Teacher, v70 n9 p550-553 Nov-Dec 2008
Many students enjoy biology as a qualitative science but struggle with its quantitative aspects. Yet the detection of patterns and testing hypotheses about their causes is a central aim of biological inquiry. That is the goal of the laboratory analysis described in this article. This exercise involves the students right away in collecting data from living organisms, calculation of some basic statistics, and the formal test of a hypothesis. "Drepanosiphum platanoides", a type of an aphid that is likely to be found on practically any sycamore trees in North America, may be used for this experiment. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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