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Counting Animal Populations

Students learn how to count animal populations by the Mark and Recapture method. In this counting animal populations lesson plan, students begin by predicting amounts of different candies in a jar. Students then simulate using beans, two "capture and release" events and gather their data. They record their information on two worksheets and answer questions as a class.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th - 8th
Subjects
Science
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Worksheet