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View Resource Do Bristlebacks Cluster?

This article describes a project from Biology. The purpose was to form an opinion on whether populations of Daphnia and Bristlebacks (Thysanura, small water creatures), cluster or whether they position themselves substantially at random.

http://rsscse-edu.org.uk/tsj/bts/page1/text.html
View Resource Animals in a Pond

This article explains the importance of combining biology and statistics together to lead to understanding of both. It suggests bringing pond life in to the classroom to illustrate a wide range of concepts and methods. Some of the concepts that can be studied using the classroom pond include descriptive statistics, sample size, sums of random variables, central limit theorem, hypothesis testing...

http://rsscse-edu.org.uk/tsj/bts/shahani/text.html
View Resource Spinning Wheel

This activity uses a computer program to explore probability concepts such as sample space, independent events, law of large numbers, and reliability. An outline of the activity and the computer program are provided.

http://teacherlink.org/content/math/interactive/probability/...
View Resource Mouse Experiment

This Flash based applet simulates data from a case study of treatments for tumor growth in mice. This simulation allows the user to place mice into a control and treatment groups. The simulation then compares the difference in the groups based on this haphazard selection to those of a truly random assignment.

http://www.causeweb.org/mouse_experiment/
View Resource Probability, Genetics and the Human Condition

This is a three day lesson plan. The first day is an introduction to concepts in probability. The second day is an application of probability in the field of genetics. The third day is a time for students to expand their understanding of probability and genetics via short research project. The site includes resources, advice, and notes to the teacher. Probability topics include: law of...

http://teacherlink.org/content/math/interactive/probability/...
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