Student Challenge #10
Monarch Population Graph
Use the graph below to investigate the monarch population data. Some possible questions to initiate the exploration:
What is some of the key information this graph shows?
What is a hectare? Is one hectare smaller or bigger than one acre?
How do you think the monarchs are counted? Would you change this technique if you were in charge? Why/Why not?
How many years of population counts does this graph show? What is the mean, median and mode of the data?
What are some variables that cause the numbers to fluctuate over the past 23 years?
What are some main reasons the 2004-2016 average is lower than the 1994-2016 average? Why is this important to highlight?
Now, come up with five questions of your own and then seek the answers!
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(click the graph to view at a larger size)