Science Take-Out® Mark-Recapture Population Sampling
Biology Educational Materials
Ecology Learning Activities
How Many Spiders Are Hiding In The Leaf Litter?
- Available As A Single Kit With Materials For 1 Student Or Group
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- No Additional Equipment Needed
How many plastic spiders are hiding in simulated “leaf litter”? Use the mark-recapture population sampling technique to estimate the number of organisms in a population. Capture, mark and release a random sample of spider in your "leaf litter". Recapture a second random sample of spiders and use a mathematical equation to estimate the total number of animals in the population. This complete "dry lab" activity contains all required materials.