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Physics

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Original Text
The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), invasive to Florida and Georgia, is thought to be an important predator of nesting vertebrate species in some areas; yet little is known about how armadillos find these nests and how often depredations occur in areas with low nest densities.

DeGroote, L.W., Ober, H.K. McDonough, C.M. & Mizell, R.F. (2013). An evaluation of the nine-banded armadillo as predators of gopher tortoise and borthern bobwhite quail nests in Florida. American Midland Naturalist, 169(1), 74-85. https://doi-org.ezproxy.fhsu.edu/10.1674/0003-0031-169.1.74

As you read, take notes. Write down the main idea, important details, and where you found the information.

Original Text Main Idea and Detail Where you found it
The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), invasive to Florida and Georgia, is thought to be an important predator of nesting vertebrate species in some areas; yet little is known about how armadillos find these nests and how often depredations occur in areas with low nest densities. Armadillos are an invasive species. They prey on the nests of native species. Before this study, we didn’t know much beyond that. DeGroote, L.W., Ober, H.K. McDonough, C.M. & Mizell, R.F. (2013). An evaluation of the nine-banded armadillo as predators of gopher tortoise and borthern bobwhite quail nests in Florida. American Midland Naturalist, 169(1), 74-85. https://doi-org.ezproxy.fhsu.edu/10.1674/0003-0031-169.1.74

As you research, think about what you've found and how it fits together with other information you've read.

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Now it's time to write about what you've read in your own words. Read over the notes you took and explain the main idea. Use specific details if they support what you're writing about.

Original Text Main idea and details  Where you found it Paraphrase: 
The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), invasive to Florida and Georgia, is thought to be an important predator of nesting vertebrate species in some areas; yet little is known about how armadillos find these nests and how often depredations occur in areas with low nest densities. Armadillos are an invasive species. They prey on the nests of native species. Before this study, we didn’t know much beyond that. DeGroote, L.W., Ober, H.K. McDonough, C.M. & Mizell, R.F. (2013). An evaluation of the nine-banded armadillo as predators of gopher tortoise and borthern bobwhite quail nests in Florida. American Midland Naturalist, 169(1), 74-85. https://doi-org.ezproxy.fhsu.edu/10.1674/0003-0031-169.1.74 While scientists are unsure of the precise level of damage caused by invasive armadillos, it is believed that they have become a major predator for various nesting species in the Florida and Georgia area.

The last step is very important. Give credit to the original author and her research by citing your source.

Original Text Main idea and details  Where you found it Paraphrase: 
The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), invasive to Florida and Georgia, is thought to be an important predator of nesting vertebrate species in some areas; yet little is known about how armadillos find these nests and how often depredations occur in areas with low nest densities. Armadillos are an invasive species. They prey on the nests of native species. Before this study, we didn’t know much beyond that. DeGroote, L.W., Ober, H.K. McDonough, C.M. & Mizell, R.F. (2013). An evaluation of the nine-banded armadillo as predators of gopher tortoise and borthern bobwhite quail nests in Florida. American Midland Naturalist, 169(1), 74-85. https://doi-org.ezproxy.fhsu.edu/10.1674/0003-0031-169.1.74 While scientists are unsure of the precise level of damage caused by invasive armadillos, it is believed that they have become a major predator for various nesting species in the Florida and Georgia area (Degroote, Ober, McDonough, & Mizell, 2013, p. 1).

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