Mapping and Field Sampling

 Author:  Laura Becht

AreaLife Sciences 

 Grade Level: 6-12 


This activity is intended to introduce students to mapping and methods used to sample study areas (i.e. quadrat sampling, belt transects). Emphasis is placed on the importance of being able to map and monitor natural areas, with some insight into the differences between sampling techniques.


1. AZ State Standard 4SC E1 PO3 Identify organisms based on existing classification systems

2. National Science Content Standard F: All students should develop an understanding of populations, resources, and environments


Mapping and Field Sampling (pdf / doc)
References (pdf / doc)
Sampling cards (pdf /doc)
Table (pdf / doc) 
Key (pdf / doc)