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Dolphin Reading Testing

Scientists at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences in Honduras, along with Cedana the dolphin, are working on a skill that we humans consider a sign of intelligence: reading. While Cedana attempts to “read” various symbols that instruct her to perform specific tasks, she must also keep a motherly eye on her daughter, Pigeon.


  • Create a story using only pictures with Keynote and/or iMovie.
  • Compare and contrast different types of reading. Using GarageBand, team up with a partner and record a radio broadcast where you debate the different types of reading.
  • Create a How-To guide for successfully performing a task, like reading, when there are distractions present.

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