Lesson Plan

Student Designed Rabbit Population Lab

Students manipulate independent variables too see how it effects the population size of rabbits.
Emily P.
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My Subjects Math, Science

Students will be able to...

  • Design and conduct their own scientific investiation.
  • Describe General Factors Regulating population size in ecosystems
  • Form conclusions based on data gathered in their investigation.
Grades 8 – 10
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1 Hook

Activity: Exploring — Biology Corner Mark and Recapture Simulation
  • Ask the students "How do we figure out the size of a population of rabbits?"
  • Discuss ideas including limiations of different solutions
  • Students expolore the Biology Corner Mark and Recapture Simulation to examine one possible strategy

2 Direct Instruction

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Investigating — Mark and Recapture with Goldfish Crackers

4 Independent Practice

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