During Mrs. Amy Peavey’s Psychology class, students got to conduct a hands-on ‘sweet’ and ‘tasty’ demonstration of Sampling. Each student received a small package of plain Skittles and quantifies the sample by color. Students use their data to hypothesize the population’s color distribution. By pooling samples, students were able to achieve closer approximations of the population distribution.
Here is how the experiment broke down:
“It's always fun to have students take an active part in their learning and foster their critical thinking skills at the same time. It certainly helps that students were looking forward to consuming their “subjects” as soon as our data collection was complete,” said Mrs. Peavey.