In this virtual lab, students will go to a simulated pond filled with tadpoles in order to perform two different methods for estimating population size: sampling and the mark-recapture method. The website does not require flash and the data points and questions are clearly numbered so students can e
Looking for a virtual ECOLOGY lab alternative for your students to complete while distance learning or looking for an option for a make-up lab in your Ecology Unit? This virtual simulation lab is interactive as students will learn about the Lincoln-Peterson Method of population size estimation based
In this biology virtual lab, students will practice using 3 sampling methods (direct sampling, sampling with removal and mark-recapture) to estimate population size of tadpoles in a pond using a simulation created by VirtualBiologyLab.org. The lab includes an introduction to population size and popu
Egg Ecology is a great way to bring some math into your biology class.
In this lesson, students get to use the capture and recapture method on a population of wild plastic eggs that have been dispersed through the classroom habitat.
This lesson is perfect for:
1. Learning about population ecology
Simulate the mark, release, and recapture of butterflies during this lab activity. Very easy to follow instructions designed for small groups. This is great for biology, ecology, environmental science, or general science. You can use various objects to use as butterflies. I found butterfly sequi
This simple lab gives students an opportunity to measure the size of a population by capture/recapture. This lab goes well with my Organizing Life in the Biosphere PowerPoint (sold separately).This product comes in WORD format so it can be edited to meet your needs. It includes procedures and quest
In this lab, students will use the levels of organization as they make plans for a freshwater aquarium. They will choose an organism, decide how large a population of that species they want, choose compatible community members, and add abiotic factors to the ecosystem. They will “test” the success
Working in the lab and being engaged in science experiments is the most exciting part of science. The following Population Dynamics Demo, Lab and Science Stations give your students the opportunity to investigate, explore and learn the science topic being studied.
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This activity proceeds as follows:1. Students brainstorm about why it is important to estimate the population of organisms2. Students learn how to estimate population using the “sampling” technique3. Students learn how to estimate population using the “mark and recapture” technique4. Students design
About SNAPs Lab Stations ActivitiesSNAPs Lab Stations Activities require students to use science, math, literacy, problem-solving and engineering skills. They are designed to enhance students' understanding of scientific concepts and help students apply scientific ideas to the real world. Each stati
For AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography and Biology classes.Students use two ESRI websites with interactive maps to discover trends in population size, population density, infant mortality, life expectancy, age structure diagrams (population pyramids), doubling time and population growth.Ma
In brief, this lab requires students to calculate the number of airborne bacteria in the classroom. They are given a conversion factor (50,000 bacterial cells per cubic meter), and must brainstorm what they need to know and the materials they will need. They then design a protocol to calculate the
This short 5E lab is an easy lab for students to do at home using string, thread, floss, or even rolled up toilet paper. Students create a 4 meter transect line using string and then use in their yards, planters, or park to take data. Students living in an urban area can use a planter or park. Stude
Try this creative way for students to demonstrate their knowledge of changes in population size over time. Blending science with creative writing skills, students being with the same data set, but end up with unique stories that demonstrate their understanding of populations and the factors that in
In this lab, you will learn about and compare Air Quality Index (AQI) values for six pollutants for two different US cities (Decide as a group which ones) for two different years. A comprehensive study would use more than two years for comparison, but this will give you a sense of how air quality ha
Egg Ecology is a great way to bring some math into your biology class - or some biology into your math class!
In this lesson, students get to use the capture and recapture method on a population of wild plastic eggs that have been dispersed through the classroom habitat. Using data from the egg hun
Engage your students in this hands-on mini-lab that teaches them how to estimate population size through catch-and-release sampling!
Have your students become scientists for the day and learn the process of tagging fish to estimate population size based on small sampling. In this resource, you are
This inquiry based lab takes advantage of http://virtualbiologylab.org/population-ecology/ simulations to learn about mark recapture techniques for estimating population sizes of species in nature. Students can work together to complete this lab in groups or individually.
I’ve used this assignment with students in grades 10-12, in elective sciences. The assignment prompt can be any number of inquiry topics that students are allowed to explore. The student worksheet gives instructions on how to write up a lab report to report findings of an inquiry experiment, where
This activity proceeds as follows:1. First, learn about the theory of Tragedy of the Commons, using a short video link2. Then students describe a real-world example using a website (provided) as a resource3. Then students walk around the school (in pairs), or as an entire class (teacher lead), and m
This listing features a three-page user-friendly lab guide for an interactive mark and recapture simulation, where students use poker chips to symbolize fish captured in a lake. I facilitate this mark and recapture simulation in my year-long field ecology course every year. This activity is also ide
Set up a communities makerspace lab. In this guided maker experiences, students create to show their understanding of how things vary in rural, suburban, and urban communities. Students will make creations that show different homes, work, fun activities, types of transportation, and size of populati