Bar Charts: pond life

3 - Whiteboard Challenges

Agree or disagree?

Matthew looked at the bar chart opposite and said, “There is double the amount of freshwater shrimp than caddisfly larva”

Is Matthew right? Explain your answer with a talk partner.

Did you know?

Water boatmen are common and widespread throughout Britain – you’ll find them in most weedy ponds, lakes and slow-flowing rivers. They have long back legs that are used like paddles to swim.

Whiteboard Challenges

This bar chart shows different numbers of invertebrate species in a medium-sized pond.

1) How many more flatworms are there than leeches in this pond?

2) How many water boatman, flatworms and water slaters are there altogether in the pond?