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Students make estimates on how many people they believe live on Earth. While watching a video, they take notes on the issues facing Kenya, Japan and India. In groups, they calculate how long it takes for a country to double in size. To end the lesson, they discuss the challenges countries face with increasing populations.
Using photographs and a coral reef identification key, junior marine biologists compare changes in coral cover for a No-Take Area and the surrounding unprotected area. The data that is collected is then analyzed for richness, Shannon-Wiener Index, and evenness. Additional resources, extension ideas, and all pictures and worksheets are provided to make this an abundant lesson plan.
Young scholars study the history of United State/Cuba relations. In this diplomacy instructional activity, students research selected websites to gather information regarding various topics of significance between the U.S. and Cuba since 1868. Young scholars collaborate to create a timeline that features pivotal events pertaining to relations between the 2 countries.
Students examine the white shark. They think critically about a set of shark facts and predict whether the statements are true or false. Students describe a year in the life of a white shark living in the Red Triangle. They create a public service announcement promoting either the protection of humans from sharks or the protection of sharks from humans.
Young scholars, in groups, read and discuss why the Dutch began a colony at Zwaanendael. They compare and contrast the language and culture of the Indians and the Dutch. Students examine the significance of the Coat of Arms. They research and write a persuasive essay on ways the Dutch or Native Americans may have prevented the massacre.