Population Estimate Mini-project

As part of testing the effectiveness of a new herbicide, you are asked to estimate the population of weeds in a small test plot. The test plot is a bark covered area in the front of the high school. Your task (with a partner) is to:

  1. Devise a population sampling protocol.
  2. Use the protocol to estimate the weed population.
  3. Prepare a electronic media presentation of your protocol, data and population estimate.
  4. A journal rough draft of the protocol is due March 18th.
  5. The field work will be done on March 22th.
  6. The presentation will be due on March 25rd.
  7. The grading rubric is found at http://www.galaxynet.com/~corvid/edu/edua_rubrics_visual.htm