Science Reading Guides The Case of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker
by Anthony Carpi, Ph.D., Anne Egger, Ph.D.
Did you know that scientific journal articles follow a particular structure? Whether or not the basic parts are labeled with section headings, scientific articles include an Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion. This reading guide will help you identify the parts of the article and focus on the authors’ main points as you learn about the “The Case of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.”
This reading guide provides access to a published, peer-reviewed scientific research article from the journal Science. Lists of questions and instructions that focus on the article’s format and content help readers see how research papers are organized and how scientists support their hypotheses with evidence.
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- peer-reviewed = describing a research article that has been carefully examined by fellow scientists who are experts in the same field
- woodpecker = a type of bird with strong talons and beak that makes holes in trees in order to find food
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Anthony Carpi, Ph.D., Anne Egger, Ph.D. “The Case of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker” Visionlearning Vol. SCIRE-1 (2), 2009.