5th and 6th graders have written and produced a how-to video detailing some of the potential pitfalls of data collection and how random sampling can help. To see the video please go to https://youtu.be/zpHJScSbQYI
Part 1 of a scientific study of the invasive species, Fallopia japonica, commonly known as Japanese knotweed, or false bamboo. This non-native species of Maine was introduced in the 1800s along river banks to cut down erosion. This particular patch has been spreading from yard to yard over the last 17+ years, according to my nextdoor neighbor. This video includes an introduction to the species and a couple How-to spots on making a sampling quadrat and accessorizing a clipboard.