This PowerPoint covers how scientists predict population size using the Capture-Recapture method.
It's perfect for:
1. Incorporating a little math into a biology class.
2. Showing students how real-life problems can be solved using science.
3. Introducing population prediction calculations when covering ecology.
4. Or, to use as an accompaniment to my "Predicting Population Size" lesson plan in which students capture and mark plastic egg "creatures" to see if math formulas really do work in the world of biology.
The slides of this PowerPoint are colorfully and humorously animated. As with all of my presentations, I use a style that helps students to focus, absorb, and retain as much of the content as possible. Perfect for the differentiated classroom setting.
The concept is broken down so that even middle school level kids will be able to understand it (provided they have had some pre-algebra experience). There are practice problems and answers on the last slides.
Get the lab activity here:Predicting Population Size Lab Activity
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