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1 September 2011 What are Bottlenose Dolphins Doing on Land? an Activity Teaching the Scientific Method through the Unique Behavior of Strand Feeding
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All scientists use the scientific method to investigate the unknown by developing a hypothesis, designing an experiment, collecting data, and interpreting findings. The purpose of this activity is to teach middle school students about the scientific method and foraging ecology as they investigate a foraging behavior (strand feeding) of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). We tested this activity on middle school students and found that the activity promoted student inquiry, ingenuity, and critical thinking as the students used the scientific method to answer questions about strand feeding.

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Sabrina R. Bowen-Stevens, Tara M. Cox, and Mary Carla Curran "What are Bottlenose Dolphins Doing on Land? an Activity Teaching the Scientific Method through the Unique Behavior of Strand Feeding," The American Biology Teacher 73(7), 407-411, (1 September 2011). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.7.7
Published: 1 September 2011
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