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
2. Seeing how mathematical models can be applied to real-life biology problems.
3. Testing a mathematical model to see how reliable it is
4. Discussing assumptions and limitations of mathematical models.
Students will use the Lincoln Petersen model to calculate the population size, and then calculate the percent error to analyze how reliable the model is.
It's a really fun mini lesson or a great attention-grabbing intro to an ecology unit. No matter how you use it, this lesson is very hands-on and can be adjusted for any grade level that has had experience with pre-algebra.
This lesson is great when accompanied by the animated Predicting Population Size PowerPoint.
***NOTE*** The preview contains instructions from the older version! The activity you purchase contains upgraded instructions that make the activity work better! But it still gives a good idea of what you're in for!
Get the PowerPoint here: Interactive Population Ecology PowerPoint
Or just get the BUNDLE for $1.75 here: Egg Ecology Bundle