On 16th and 17th June the Year 12 Biology students travelled to Epping Forest to complete fieldwork techniques, including a required practical investigation. After preliminary work, we worked in groups to design an investigation into the effect of soil compaction on the abundance and distribution of a plant species. Back in the classroom, we completed a statistical analysis of our data to see if there was a significant correlation between our variables.
On the second day, thankfully, we were under the canopy of the forest, avoiding the 32 degree heat in the sun! The day started by investigating the population size of woodlice, followed by collecting data using random sampling. A succession walk at the end of the day allowed us to see how the species of plants changed through time.
Year 12 Biologists