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The case studies below are intended to provide opportunities to practice scientific thinking and problem-solving. Some contain solutions. Others were designed to be used in a class discussion mode. Since I'd rather that students grapple actively with these ideas and come to conclusions through their own efforts, I have not undercut that aspect of those problems by providing an answer key here.

Case for Fevered Saurians
Case of Altricial Eye Appeal
Case of 007
Case of Industrial Melanism
Case of Beer (you wish)
Case of a Billion-word Essay &
The Less-than-Hostile Take Over

Comments and questions via email are invited. (I have borrowed shamelessly from others who have used the case study approach before me. If I have failed to include appropriate credit and acknowledgement, please tell me about that too. bucher@smccd.net

Some of the case studies will be presented here, some are available as PDF files, and some may be accessed either way. If you don't have a copy of the Acrobat Reader needed to read PDF files, it is available free. Download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader from http://www.adobe.com.