Preview - Animal Behavior Lab (Isopods)

Computational Thinking in Science and Math

Animal Behavior Computational Lab: Part 1

You are expected to do this computational lab after you have finished the physical (wet) experimental lessons. 

If you have not done the physical animal behavior lab, you can still go ahead. However, please keep in mind that some of the activities/questions are designed expecting that you have done the physical lab. You can attempt those questions based on your expectations about the physical lab or you can skip those questions.

In this lesson, you will learn the following science practices using computational tools:

Science Practice 1

The student can use representations and models to communicate scientific phenomena and solve scientific problems.

Science Practice 2

The student can use mathematics appropriately.

Science Practice 3

The student can engage in scientific questioning to extend thinking or to guide investigations within the context of the AP course.

Science Practice 4

The student can plan and implement data collection strategies in relation to a particular scientific question. (Note: Data can be collected from many different sources, e.g., investigations, scientific observations, the findings of others, historic reconstruction and/or archived data.)

Science Practice 5

The student can perform data analysis and evaluation of evidence.