I participated in the Live from the Field Earthwatch Expedition - Mammals of Nova Scotia, through a fellowship awarded by Wells Fargo. During this experience I participated in research to study the abundance of mammals in Nova Scotia and determine the effect of climate change on natural systems. After this experience I developed an inquiry project for my students in which they study the populations of insects. The students develop their own questions, collect data and make sense of their research. By investigating populations, students are encouraged to see the wonderful biodiversity right in their backyard! This article Promotes National Science Education Content Standards 1, 2, 4, 6,7, and 8, and Iowa Teaching Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2009 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Megivern, Katherine J.
"Earthwatch Expedition: Taking Research Experiences to the Classroom,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 36:
3, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol36/iss3/6