Estimating Fish Populations
Students describe the mark/recapture method used to estimate fish populations. They explain the importance of being able to predict population numbers.
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Sustaining Our Ocean Resources
Lead young scientists on an investigation of fishery practices with the final installment of this four-part unit. Using a PowerPoint presentation and hands-on simulation, this lesson engages children in learning how fish populations are...
3rd - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Using Sample Data to Estimate a Population Characteristic
How many of the pupils at your school think selling soda would be a good idea? Show learners how to develop a study to answer questions like these! The lesson explores the meaning of a population versus a sample and how to interpret the...
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
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Looking for an estimation activity a bit more involved than the typical "guess the number of jellybeans in the jar" game? Here, learners use a picture to estimate the number of people at a large event, look for potential problems with...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed