Estimating Population Size

Lab type: 
Virtual lab
Lab owner: 
Thomas C. Jones
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18
Language: 
English
Level of difficulty: 
Easy
Level of interaction: 
Medium
Booking required: 
No
 
Lab description and primary aims of the lab: 

Knowing how many individuals are in a population can be critical. How can you tell how many there are when there are too many to count? This model simulates a pond of tadpoles. The population size can be estimated in three ways: direct sampling, sampling with removal, and mark/recapture.

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