How Many Critters Live Here? Estimating Wildlife Populations.
Students examine how wildlife biologists estimate the population of particular species. They work on map construction and population sampling. They use sampling to estimate the population of spiders in a study area or a forest.
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Living & Non-Living Interactions
What better way to learn about ecosystems than by getting outside and observing them first hand? Accompanying a field trip to a local park or outdoor space, this series of collaborative activities engages children in learning about the...
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Through the Grapevine
Teach statistics by analyzing raisins. A thorough activity provides lesson resources for five levels to include all grades. Younger pupils work on counting and estimation, mid-level learners build on their understanding of the measures...
K - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
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
New Review What Happened to Robin?
Can a group of students save local wildlife? An intriguing STEM unit connects your class to a local wildlife rescue center. They use actual wildlife injury data to learn about the causes of common injuries. Scholars dive into the data to...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Make Estimates About a Population Using the Mean of Multiple Samples
When samples provide different sets of data, the best way to calculate a more precise answer is with the mean. The lesson provides three different samples of data from a population that your learners should be able to calculate and find...
6 mins 5th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Surveys and Estimating Large Quantities
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