Skip to main content

Predicting Population Curves: Using inquiry in the biology classroom to study populations

The Science Teacher—April 2003

A study of gray wolf populations in Wisconsin sparks inquiry in the biology classroom. Students evaluated variables that would affect the wolves, and developed one graph and a defense statement that the students agreed was a good prediction of what the population would look like over the next 18 years. Through this experience the students became active learners and were part of an authentic scientific study.
Asset 2