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What Day of the Week Has the Most Roadkill?

What Day of the Week Has the Most Roadkill?

I collected data and tallied up the amount of roadkill for each day of an eight week period. Saturday and Sunday had a total of eight animals. Monday through Friday had a total of forty animals. Saturday had four animals and Sunday did as well. Thursday had the most with seventeen animals killed. The weekdays had more killed each day compared to Saturday and Sunday. I think my hypothesis was correct because when I tested it, it was true.

Next time I would predict the same thing to happen if I were doing this project at the same time of the year. If I were to study the amounts of roadkill throughout the winter in an eight week period I would expect the roadkill amounts to be significantly lower. If I were to study it in the summer for the same amount of time, I would expect the numbers of roadkill to be higher than when I did the project this time. I think the amounts of roadkill would be so much higher in the summer because the more people are traveling and there wouldn’t be snowstorms. Also all of the animals would be out of hibernation by then. The project I am working on right now is only on Rye and New Castle, New Hampshire. If I were to collect data from all of New Hampshire the numbers would be much higher because we only collected data from a couple roads. In New Hampshire there are  lots of roads, so there would be much more roadkill recorded.

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Article posted May 22, 2009 at 11:36 AM • comment • Reads 47 • Return to Blog List