ERIC Number: EJ884175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
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Crayfish Behavior: Observing Arthropods to Learn about Science & Scientific Inquiry
Rop, Charles J.
American Biology Teacher, v72 n3 p180-185 Mar 2010
This is a set of animal behavior investigations in which students will practice scientific inquiry as they observe crayfish, ask questions, and discuss territoriality, social interactions, and other behaviors. In doing this, they hone their skills of observation, learn to record and analyze data, control for variables, write hypotheses, make tentative conclusions, and then design and carry out original experiments. This set of activities and experiments is designed for middle school through high school life science or biology classrooms.
Descriptors: Inquiry, Animal Behavior, Biology, Science Instruction, Science Activities, Observation, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Science Process Skills, Secondary School Science
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
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