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ERIC Number: EJ862798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
The Sound of Crickets
Larsen, James L.; LeMone, Peggy
Science Teacher, v76 n8 p37-41 Nov 2009
With the range of conflicting ideas about issues such as climate change and global warming, it has never been more important to let our students outside--beyond the classroom door--to evaluate the validity of such claims by observing nature, collecting data, and providing evidence. The good news is that it has never been easier for students to gather and share data using the internet and programs such as Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE). This article presents one GLOBE scientist's investigation of cricket chirping and its relation to temperature--which demonstrates the importance of gathering data and interpreting evidence for ourselves. (Contains 4 figures and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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