Caught in Their Tracks

Pacifici, Lara
October 2008
Science Teacher;Oct2008, Vol. 75 Issue 7, p32
Academic Journal
The article discusses how ecological research projects can increase student engagement in science education. The author discusses a research activity in a wildlife ecology high school class in which students investigated the effect of land development on small mammals. Students reviewed ecological literature and utilized devices to collect tracks of animals such as squirrels, chipmunks and mice. The author notes how the project affected students' perceptions of ecology.


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