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ERIC Number: EJ862796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Elk Habitat: A Case Study of Scientific Inquiry
Graves, C. John
Science Teacher, v76 n8 p24-29 Nov 2009
A case study is an excellent way to help students think like scientists as they work to solve a dilemma. This article describes a case study of elk in Yellowstone National Park. Students read short narratives, based on scientific research data, about the puzzling question of why some elk live substantially longer than others in certain areas of Yellowstone. Each successive narrative provides more clues to solving this puzzle. Students are encouraged to model scientists' approach by asking questions, examining evidence, and designing possible research studies to find answers to the question of elk mortality. (Contains 1 figure and 6 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A