Teaching Ecology by Evolving and Revolvingby: Harry Hitchcock and Claudia Melear

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This chapter features an ecology course started by Harry Hitchcock at Clinton High School (CHS) in Clinton, Tennessee, in response to a need for more elective courses in science. This ecology class is a hands-on course that engages students in personal scientific inquiry and allows them to experience the excitement and richness of nature. Students learn to keep journals and practice real science processes such as observation, measurement, recording, and reflecting. Students leave the course better prepared to be stewards of the earth and responsive members of a global community.

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