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Topic: Biology Subtopic: Tools and Methods Type: Article Level: for grades 6 through 12 Time: Less than 1 period Origin:Biodiversity Counts This article, part of Biodiversity Counts, provides insight into keeping field journals. The article, which is available both online and as a printable PDF, discusses: why journals are so important both to scientists and to the museums and institutions that employ them the type and variety of information that researchers typically record in their journals tips for how to keep a field journal, including how to develop a coding system to save time in the field while increasing the amount of information you can record how to flesh out your journal "back in the lab" Supplement a study of biodiversity with an activity drawn from this article about keeping a field journal. nullnullnullnullnullnullstudents to this online article, or print copies of the article for them to read. null null null null null null 2. Have students design a grid-like structure they can use to organize their observations on the pages of their field journal.


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