Hatch a Tag
Much of the data available to students wanting to understand marine biology requires understanding why, where and how animals are observed. This lesson will serve to create this baseline and introduce students to real datasets. Students will discuss what data they would want to get from animals in the wild. They will work as groups to design a tag, and how to attach it to an animal (considering ethics- nothing an average person wouldn’t do to their body or clothing and external attachment, bracelet, falls off at some point). Next they will test their engineering and investigate what data real world scientists gather.
Authors: Megan McCall & George Feldman; EARTH 2018