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Flotsam and JETsam, 1986
Provides background information (in outline form) on the bottlenose dolphin. Includes facts on characteristic anatomical and physiological features and highlights behavioral and communication patterns of dolphins. Also includes an explanation of ecolocation. (ML)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Elementary Secondary Education, Marine Biology, Marine Education
Kruse, Tricia – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2010
On April 20, 2010, an offshore oil-drilling platform exploded, spilling millions of gallons of oil into the gulf. From Louisiana to the Gulf Coast of Florida the effects are being felt by fisherman, shrimpers, dive charters, and other hardworking folks who depend on the water for their livelihood. But there is another population in these coastal…
Descriptors: Fuels, Social Studies, Preschool Education, Environmental Education
Harris, Carolyn DeMeyer; And Others – 1985
Dolphin is a computer-assisted instruction system used to teach and reinforce skills in reading, language arts, and mathematics. An evaluation of this system was conducted to provide information to TSC Division of Houghton Mifflin regarding its effectiveness and possible modifications to the system. The general design of the evaluation was to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Measures, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Clotfelter, Ethan D.; Hollis, Karen L. – American Biology Teacher, 2008
Cognition is a general term describing the mental capacities of an animal, and often includes the ability to categorize, remember, and communicate about objects in the environment. Numerous regions of the telencephalon (cerebral cortex and limbic system) are responsible for these cognitive functions. Although many researchers have used traditional…
Descriptors: Animals, Object Permanence, Cognitive Processes, Memory
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Resenhoeft, Annette; Villa, Julie; Wiseman, David – Journal of American College Health, 2008
Objective: Health researchers have claimed that perceptions toward a person with a tattoo are more negative than are perceptions toward nontattooed persons. However, support for this has been obtained almost completely by nonexperimental research. Participants: In 2 experiments with 158 community college student participants, the authors found…
Descriptors: College Students, Photography, Social Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Mesmer, Karen – Science Scope, 2006
Genetics is often a fascinating but difficult subject for middle level students. They can see the results of genes in every organism, but trying to visualize what happens at the level of genes is challenging for concrete thinkers. The author discusses an approach that helps students understand how genotypes can translate into phenotypes, then…
Descriptors: Genetics, Science Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction
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Orams, Mark B.; Hill, Greg J. E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1998
The effectiveness of an education program for tourists who hand-feed wild dolphins at Tangalooma, Moreton Island in eastern Australia was evaluated. Data were gathered on tourist behavior during feeding sessions before and after the education policy was implemented. After implementation of the education program, inappropriate behaviors such as…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Change Strategies, Ecology, Environmental Education
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Deal, Walter F., III – Technology Teacher, 2007
Sound provides and offers amazing insights into the world. Sound waves may be defined as mechanical energy that moves through air or other medium as a longitudinal wave and consists of pressure fluctuations. Humans and animals alike use sound as a means of communication and a tool for survival. Mammals, such as bats, use ultrasonic sound waves to…
Descriptors: Animals, Physics, Acoustics, Auditory Stimuli
Niskern, Diana, Comp. – 1991
The family Delphinidae is the largest family of toothed whales. It includes not only those mammals commonly referred to as dolphins, such as the bottlenosed dolphin often seen in captivity, but also the killer whale. This literature and resources guide is not intended to be a comprehensive bibliography on dolphins; the guide is designed--as the…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Books, Library Materials, Marine Biology
Staneck, Lou Willet – School Library Journal, 1974
Examines the ways in which adolescent books portrey adult characters. Some of the specific books covered are: Lisa, Bright and Dark; Island of the Blue Dolphins; Under the Haystack; and The Outsiders. (JB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adults, Characterization, Literary Criticism
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Welch, Marti – Science Scope, 2006
Students are concerned about what happens to the animals in the aftermath of natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunami. They have remarkable compassion for animals. Students want to know if dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles survive. Furthermore, they want to know what they can do to help. Hence, a variety of teachable…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Middle School Teachers, Biology, Animals
Labbo, Linda D.; Love, Mary Susan; Park Prior, Miri; Hubbard, Betty P.; Ryan, Tammy – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2006
This book gives the reader ideas for providing primary-grade students with literacy learning opportunities that integrate conventional literacies, such as phonics and comprehension, with new literacies, such as multimedia composition and hyperlink navigation. The reader will find a variety of linked activities, including reading children's books,…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Paleontology, Language Enrichment, Entomology
Golden, Barry W. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This research examined middle school student conceptions about global climate change (GCC) and the change these conceptions undergo during an argument driven instructional unit. The theoretical framework invoked for this study is the "framework theory" of conceptual change (Vosniadou, 2007a). This theory posits that students do not…
Descriptors: Evidence, Magnet Schools, Persuasive Discourse, Self Efficacy
Brook, Kathy; Keilty, Jennifer – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 1993
A fabricated conversation between two humans and a dolphin at Marineland illustrates man's relationship to nature and the impact that human actions have on living creatures and the environment, and stresses developing a deeper understanding and value for the natural world and consideration of the universality of continued human error and…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Consciousness Raising, Conservation (Environment)
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Revere, Amie B. – Equity and Excellence, 1989
This article profiles Velma Dolphin Ashley, a Black woman educator who served as superintendent of schools in Boley (Oklahoma) from 1944 to 1956. During her superintendency, Ashley was responsible for instructional activities in a correctional institution for delinquent Black youth, as well as for administering the all-Black school district. (AF)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Biographical Inventories, Black Achievement, Black History
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