Science and Literacy
Students will be answering the question “What happened to the sardines?” They will read and examine a scientific study as their primary source, a review article in Nature International Journal of Science as their secondary source, search the internet for additional information, gather real-time from HOTS, analyze data and come to a conclusion as to why the sardines left Monterey Bay. Additionally, students will be able to make predictions about the future trends of the sardines and anchovy population in the Monterey Bay. This assignment will allow students to develop research skills, as well as reading and writing skills, analyzing bias, making inferences and predictions, using evidence to construct explanations, using charts and tables to interpret or formulate simple hypotheses, reads and interpret various types of graphs, analyze data, draw conclusions, and write a synthesis essay.
Authors: Jenna Gasparino, Martha Chacon; EARTH 2013