Free teaching materials for AQA and OCR A2 Applied Science

Ecology and Simpsons Diversity Index

Students practise finding Simpson’s Diversity Index using cards, and then apply the method to an ecosystem (supports OCR Unit 14 and AQA Unit 16).

This resource contains:

  • Using cards to investigate Simpson’s Diversity Index. A pack of playing cards and a recording sheet are used to generate a score for the index - PRACTICAL SHEET
  • Finding Simpson’s Diversity Index for an ecosystem. Real data are used to make an estimate of diversity - PRACTICAL SHEET 

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