Estimating Populations

This lesson follows on from the previous lesson by completing frequency tables, calculating areas of compound shapes and estimating populations of organisms.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the definition of population?

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Q2.What is the name of the piece of equipment in the image? [Credit: Manlius, Wikimedia Commons]

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Q3.How do you ensure that the quadrat is placed randomly?

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Q4.Which TWO ways would increase accuracy when using quadrats to count the number of plants?

Select two (2) boxes

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Q5.Which of the following is the best method step?

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Q6.The diagram shows the lawn with the positions of the flowers and the students’ 10 quadrats. What is the total number of flowers found in all 10 quadrats?

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Q7.What was the total number of ragwort plants in 10 quadrats?

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Q8.What was the mean number of ragwort plants in 1m²?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the definition of population?

1/8

Q2.What is the name of the piece of equipment in the image? [Credit: Manlius, Wikimedia Commons]

2/8

Q3.How do you ensure that the quadrat is placed randomly?

3/8

Q4.Which TWO ways would increase accuracy when using quadrats to count the number of plants?

Select two (2) boxes

4/8

Q5.Which of the following is the best method step?

5/8

Q6.The diagram shows the lawn with the positions of the flowers and the students’ 10 quadrats. What is the total number of flowers found in all 10 quadrats?

6/8

Q7.What was the total number of ragwort plants in 10 quadrats?

7/8

Q8.What was the mean number of ragwort plants in 1m²?

8/8

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Quiz:

Estimating Populations

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Some students wanted to find the number of thistle plants growing on a lawn. Which method should the students use to decide where to place the quadrats?

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Q2.Which is the correct method for calculating area of an compound shape?

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Q3.Calculate the area of the field.

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Q4.The mean number of plants in a 1m x 1m quadrat is 1.5. The lawn measured 12 metres long and 10 metres wide. Estimated the number of plants on the lawn.

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Q5.The field measured 40 m by 145 m.The students used 0.25 m² quadrats. The students found a mean of 0.42 dandelions per quadrat. Estimate the population of dandelions on the field.

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Estimating Populations

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Some students wanted to find the number of thistle plants growing on a lawn. Which method should the students use to decide where to place the quadrats?

1/5

Q2.Which is the correct method for calculating area of an compound shape?

2/5

Q3.Calculate the area of the field.

3/5

Q4.The mean number of plants in a 1m x 1m quadrat is 1.5. The lawn measured 12 metres long and 10 metres wide. Estimated the number of plants on the lawn.

4/5

Q5.The field measured 40 m by 145 m.The students used 0.25 m² quadrats. The students found a mean of 0.42 dandelions per quadrat. Estimate the population of dandelions on the field.

5/5

Lesson summary: Estimating Populations

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