Young brine shrimp movements within a petri dish are tracked by students. Students are challenged to determine and verify whether the brine shrimp move in a random walk. From this exercise students gain greater understanding of PDE models, diffusion and parameter estimation.
Kohler, Brynja; Swank, Rebecca; Haefner, Jim; and Powell, Jim, "Brine Shrimp Lab" (2016). Laboratory Experiences in Mathematical Biology. 5.