Grasshopper Mark and Recapture


  • Aug 22 2010 4:30 PM

    MaryRose Lovgren

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In this Access Excellence activity, students estimate the density of a population of insects (grasshoppers) at a given life cycle stage in a given type of habitat. They measure off a plot of land, handle an insect sweep net, paint a dot on the thorax of several grasshoppers, keep accurate records, and (depending on grade/ability level) use a mathematical formula to calculate population density.

Learning Registry Activity


    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 7 to 12

    Topics: Calculus, Science, Mathematics, Life Sciences


    Resource Pedagogy

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    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Administrators, Parents, Teachers


    Instructional Strategy

    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Cooperative Learning; Hands-on Learning