Do predators always win? Starfish versus limpets: a hands-on activity examining predator-prey interactions
Issue 342 | Page 61 | Published Sep 2011
In this article we propose a hands-on experimental activity about predator prey interactions that can be performed both in a research laboratory and in the classroom. The activity, which engages students in a real scientific experiment, can be explored not only to improve students' understanding about the diversity of anti-predator behaviours but also to promote their understanding about the various stages of experimental scientific procedures, such as the definition of a research problem, the statement of testable hypotheses, designing the experiments and drawing conclusions based on the evidence.
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