Students predict the number of seeds in a pumpkin and then count the seeds. They use chi square analysis to accept or reject the null hypothesis.
Introductory lab introduces students to hypothesis testing. Students determine if “double stuff” Oreo cookies really do contain double the amount of stuffing.
The new Advanced Placement Biology curriculum includes a few topics on statistical analysis under the section on Science Practices: “Students can use mathematics appropriately.” Most introductory level biology classes (freshman) do not include these lessons because it can be difficult with students who haven’t advanced very far in algebra. Seniors in AP Biology should…