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ERIC Number: EJ944253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Do Predators Always Win? Starfish versus Limpets: A Hands-On Activity Examining Predator-Prey Interactions
Faria, Claudia; Boaventura, Diana; Galvao, Cecilia; Chagas, Isabel
School Science Review, v93 n342 p61-66 Sep 2011
In this article we propose a hands-on experimental activity about predator-prey interactions that can be performed both in a research laboratory and in the classroom. The activity, which engages students in a real scientific experiment, can be explored not only to improve students' understanding about the diversity of anti-predator behaviors but also to promote their understanding about the various stages of experimental scientific procedures, such as the definition of a research problem, the statement of testable hypotheses, designing the experiments and drawing conclusions based on the evidence. (Contains 3 figures, 1 table, and 1 box.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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