There were two programs that Dr. Hu was facilitating. The description condenses the two that I observed: This project studies the cycling of nutrients, particularly carbon, through ecosystems to track nutrient processing and food web interaction.
Who We Are
What We Did
Melissa was spearheading this research project. It is based on the oysters in the bay. The oysters are being exposed to predators – does that exposure cause the shells to thicken to act as protection for them.
What We Learned
The research is being conducted to learn how oysters are impacted by the predators in their environment.
Questions We Have
What prompted the need to know this?
Connections to Teaching
Forming a hypothesis.
Determining the ‘need’ for the research.
Gathering of materials needed to conduct study.
Assigning workload to participants – and learning the value of team work.