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Table 4.

Commentary on possible student journal responses.

Students will have a variety of responses, some based on how well bones fit into the outlines of various organisms on the bone guides. More thoughtful responses will take into account prior knowledge about where owls live and the kinds of food they ingest. 
While many students, especially at lower cognitive levels, maintain that their initial assumptions are the only correct way to view the organisms, many are also able to take into account how others may have equally valid but different views on what they found and how this can lead to conflicting ideas of what, where, or how the organisms lived. 
Students often mention that by knowing about how organisms lived in the past, we may get a better understanding of why they react to different situations now. 
Most responses center on the need for being careful not to break bones and keeping things “in order.” They often remark that working with living organisms is much “easier.” 
There are usually a wide variety of answers here, ranging from there being no differences because they are all old, to the realization that age and environmental conditions may have caused deterioration of material. 
Students will have a variety of responses, some based on how well bones fit into the outlines of various organisms on the bone guides. More thoughtful responses will take into account prior knowledge about where owls live and the kinds of food they ingest. 
While many students, especially at lower cognitive levels, maintain that their initial assumptions are the only correct way to view the organisms, many are also able to take into account how others may have equally valid but different views on what they found and how this can lead to conflicting ideas of what, where, or how the organisms lived. 
Students often mention that by knowing about how organisms lived in the past, we may get a better understanding of why they react to different situations now. 
Most responses center on the need for being careful not to break bones and keeping things “in order.” They often remark that working with living organisms is much “easier.” 
There are usually a wide variety of answers here, ranging from there being no differences because they are all old, to the realization that age and environmental conditions may have caused deterioration of material. 
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