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Other

Description:

In this outdoor biology and math activity, learners estimate the size of a population of organisms too numerous to count. In a process similar to that used by real field biologists, learners count all the "organisms" (beans) scattered in a small, measured area known as a quadrat, then use that count as the basis for estimating the total population in the whole study site. Learners also examine sources of error while using this estimation technique.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,Data Analysis,NSDL,Data Representation,Biological science,Units of Measurement,Conducting Investigations,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Mathematics,quadrat,Social Sciences,Communicating Results,Data Collection,field biology,organisms,Populations,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926134524884T,Life Science,General science,Size and Scale,Plants,count,Animals,Formulating Explanations,Gathering Data,Middle School,Multiples and Factors,Reasoning and Proof,Plane Geometry,census,multiply,Representation,estimate,sampling,data,sampling plot,population,plants,Ecology,animals,Upper Elementary,average,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,General,Rate,Elementary School,Science and society,error,Education,Geoscience,Asking Questions

Language:

English

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