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JASON: Island Fox: A Population in Trouble

Published on 05/07/2009

Activity Overview

From Shore to Sea: Examine the relationship between island fox and golden eagle populations on Santa Cruz Island over a twelve year period using the TI-73 Explorer™ to graph and analyze the values.

Before the Activity

See the attached teacher document (pdf file) for notes and guidelines for this activity.

Print and copy the attached activity document and research article (pdf files) for your class. The research article is in the during the activity section below.

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Examine the relationship between island fox and golden eagle populations on Santa Cruz Island
  • Examine the data and use the TI-73 Explorer™ to graph and analyze the values


  • Directions
  • Distribute the activity document and research article to your class
  • Read and discuss the research article
  • Follow the activity procedures outlined in the student document
  • After the Activity

  • Students complete the data analysis section of the activity
  • Discuss the results of the data analysis with your students