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Learning Goal: I’m working on a biology discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
The initial posts are due earlier, so the class has enough time to review and comment on the posts. This is to ensure that you are fully engaged in discussions, as you would be in a live classroom. Please find the due dates for discussion initial posts and discussion participation in the Course Summary section of the Syllabus.
Review the mystery module (opens in a new tab) (Links to an external site.). If viewing on an iPad, you can download it for offline viewing by launching the Articulate Mobile Player app (free).
Click on “Begin the Mystery” .
Carefully read the case study. Take notes on what you learn using
When you “visit the library”, you must record what you ask the librarian and then summarize her answer. This will help you to correctly solve the mystery.
Examine the graph that is shown to you. Record the data you get from this graph that will help you solve the mystery.
Make a record of whom you visit and what information they give you that you think will help you solve the mystery.
When you have finished reading the case study, carefully fill in your answers on the “Solve the Mystery” page in the Croak Worksheet.
When finished with the mystery, answer the discussion questions.
You are now ready to discuss the case with your group.
Part 1: Initial PostPost your answers to these discussion questions and your explanation of the case to the discussion forum:
What are some key characteristics of Rana Viridiana that you learned while trying to solve this mystery?
Why is it that a population can be dying in one area, while a population of the same species can be doing well somewhere else?
What is an invasive species?
What could the people of the town do to help the frog population?
What changes could be made to Slow Water Park to help the frog population?
Name one animal that you can think of that has gone extinct. What are some possible causes of this animal’s extinction?