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CCC3: Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
Disciplinary Core Ideas
Disciplinary Core Ideas in Life Science
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
Science and Engineering Practices
Science as Inquiry
Science process skills
Scientific habits of mind
SEP5: Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
Three Dimensions of the Framework and/or NGSS
Type Journal ArticlePub Date 12/1/2013Stock # tst13_080_09_24Volume 080Issue 09
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A nice application for GIS that supports data visualization.
This article describes how students used data about bottle-nosed dolphins to create pattern graphs to show where the dolphin feeding grounds were. This exercise includes math, geography and... See More
This article describes how students used data about bottle-nosed dolphins to create pattern graphs to show where the dolphin feeding grounds were. This exercise includes math, geography and science in the same lesson. The students also looked at other area evidence to see what might cause the dolphin to choose its particular feeding ground.
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