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ERIC Number: EJ912464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
No Duck Left behind
Cooper, Sandi; Thomas, Julie; Motley, Tammy
Science and Children, v48 n5 p45-49 Jan 2011
Recently, a group of fourth graders joined "Pintail Partners"--a year-long collaborative research effort of scientists, students, classroom teachers, preservice teachers, museum educators, and university professors. Students and teachers followed satellite tracking data (marking the pintail duck's spring migration) and interacted with scientists via the internet. Looking to the quality of wildlife support in their own community, students gathered data regarding local weather patterns, food source availability, wetland disturbances, and geographic diversity. This article describes how fourth-grade students' data analysis supported scientists' theory of declining duck populations. (Contains 2 figures and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A