Focusing on function: Thinking below the surface of complex natural systems
C. E. Hmelo-Silver, R. Jordan, L. Liu, S. Gray, M. Demeter, S. Rugaber, S. Vattam, and A. Goel. 2008 Science Scope v. 31, n. 9, pp. 27-35.
This article discusses the value of structure-behavior function thinking in helping students learn about complex natural systems. It is set in the context of learning about aquarium ecoystems.