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Carolina EcoKits®: Estimating Population Size

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Grades 9-12. Students explore and evaluate 4 different sampling techniques used to estimate population size: transects, quadrats, mark and recapture, and removal sampling. Conducting multiple runs for each method, students estimate population cover, density, and size using basic algebra and graphing skills. Students share their data with other groups, compare their data to the actual numbers, and determine how accurate their estimates are. Kit accommodates 30 students working in 10 groups of 3.

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$125.50

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Grades 9-12.

  • Learn how scientists estimate populations of organisms
  • Use simple algebra and graphing skills to estimate population sizes
  • Determine which sampling technique works best with certain organisms

Students explore and evaluate 4 different sampling techniques that are used to estimate population size: transects, quadrats, mark and recapture, and removal sampling. Conducting multiple runs for each method, students estimate population cover, density, and size using basic algebra and graphing skills. Students share their data with other groups, compare their data to the actual numbers, and determine how accurate their estimates are. Kit accommodates 30 students working in 10 groups of 3.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
 
Components Qty Included?
Population Sheets 10 Included
Overhead Markers 5 Included
Chenille Stems 100 Included
White Beads 1000 Included
Colored Beads 200 Included
Deli Cups with Lids 10 Included
Plastic Trays 5 Included
Pom-Poms 1500 Included
Small Cups 35 Included
Dip Nets 5 Included
Rulers 10 Included
Teacher’s Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Calculators 10 Needed, Not included
Scissors 5 Needed, Not included
Clear Tape 1 Needed, Not included
Graph Paper Needed, Not included

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