What is the domestication project and what did you learn in this unit?
This was an animal research project. We had to come up with a research question, develop methods for analysis, collect data, analyze results, and create infographics to present at an exhibition. This project taught me how to collaborate with peers, apply research methodologies to test observations, interpret results and, make a true conclusion. I learned all these skills by practicing them in class. We would read and interpret research articles and when we had our project together, we would critique them.
What was your project?
My research question was, why do some cats and dogs get along? I picked this question because I want to raise a cat and dog together and this would be very helpful to me and others that plan on doing the same. To collect my information, I read articles and created a survey. I found out that breed, age, and background are all factors that affect how dogs and cats behave with each other.