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Goals and Objectives of this Investigation

The Primary Goals and objectives of this investigation are to:

1. Make use of appropriate technological resources

2. Applications of science to real world issues

3. Use collaborative teamwork to achieve a goal

4. Link science to California history

5. Gain understanding of how science is integrated between life, earth and physical.

6. Focus learning on specific Content and Performance Standards (Link #4) as outlined by California Department of Education (1995).

Specifically: Standards 1, 2, 15, 17, 18, 20, 23
24, 25, 26

Printed Resources (field guides are essential for identifying provided images):

Peterson Field Guide Series:

#16. Western Reptiles and Amphibians, by Robert C. Stebbins. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985.
#5. Mammals, by William H. Burt and R.P. Grossenheidner. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980.
#19. Insects, by Donald J. Borror and R.E. White. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970.

Golden Guide Series:

A Guide to the Field Identification Trees of North America, by C. Frank Brockman. Golden Press, New York. 1986.

A Guide to the Field Identifications Birds of North America, by C.S. Robbins, B. Bruun and H.S. Zim. Golden Press, New York. 1983.

A Guide to Field Identification: Rocks and Minerals, by Charles A. Sorrell. Golden Press, Racine, Wisconsin, 1973.

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