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ERIC Number: EJ849537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
Squirrel Foraging Preferences: Gone Nuts?
Darling, Randi A.
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v33 n2 p15-18 May 2007
This field exercise examines the feeding preferences of Gray Squirrels ("Sciurus carolinensis"). Students present squirrels with a variety of food types in a cafeteria-style arrangement in order to test hypotheses about foraging preferences. This exercise, which is appropriate for introductory biology, ecology, and animal behavior classes, is designed to allow students to be involved in the entire scientific process. Students design the experiment, collect the data, and analyze and interpret the results. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A