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ERIC Number: EJ912470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Little Shrimp, Big Results: A Model of an Integrative, Cross-Curricular Activity
Ackerson, Nicole; Piser, Carol; Walka, Keith
Science Scope, v34 n4 p23-28 Dec 2010
This integrative, cross-curricular lab engages middle school biology students in an exercise involving ecology, arthropod biology, and mathematics. Students research the anatomy and behavioral patterns of a species of brine shrimp, compare the anatomy of adult and juvenile brine shrimp, and graph and interpret results. In this article, the authors also provide differentiated learning and enrichment activities for advanced mathematics classes that introduce correlation analysis, statistics, and the importance of automated data collection and sample replicates. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A