Series Title: Math in the Middle…of Nature
Spatial patterns in nature refer to predictable patterns or arrangements of plants and animals that can be seen in many different environments. Students will learn about distributions of snail populations with a community ecologist in Boiler Bay, Oregon, and discover how scientists gather data to analyze population density at various locations.
Math Concepts include: computation/estimation, sampling, patterns, mean, density, variation, proportion.
DVD challenges students to:
• Understand sampling techniques
• Use measurement to describe similar and different objects.
• Explore the metric measurement system and standard measurements of length.
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NOTE: Available in DVD format only.
Ideal for grades: 6 - 9
Duration: 20 minutes
Producer: South Carolina ETV