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Here is a very interesting graphic of a world map where each country's size is adjusted accordingly to its population. The bottom row of the document also includes several maps depicting the major shifts and growth of the world population over the course of history.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Elementary ecologists pretend to be migratory hummingbirds. They fly between wintering and nesting grounds, trying to reach a habitat haven. In a musical-chair fashion, some birds will miss out, and are removed from the game. To further affect the success of the birds, you will add migration mishaps or enhancements, such as habitat loss due to construction or concerned citizens planting hummingbird gardens.
3rd - 6th Science
Study Jams! Population Growth
Along came a spider, who sat down beside her. She screamed, but RJ wouldn't smash it because spiders are a limiting factor for other insects in an ecosystem. In this video, other common limiting factors for populations are listed. Endangered, extinct, and threatened species are defined.
6th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Population Simulation with M&M's
Math and M&Ms® go great together when introducing a modeling activity. Allow your learners to simulate population growth and decay of fish in a pond and share their reasoning for the change in fish. With such an impact we have on our environment, this activity should spark a discussion about the trends affecting the plants, mammals, and other creatures of this planet.
5th - 8th Math
Make Estimates About a Population Using the Mean of Multiple Samples
When samples provide different sets of data, the best way to calculate a more precise answer is with the mean. The lesson provides three different samples of data from a population that your learners should be able to calculate and find the mean.
6 mins 5th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Population Pyramids: Powerful Predictors of the Future
Here is a very interesting visual for analyzing a country's shift from a pre-industrial society to one with an industrial or post-industrial economy. The video explains how a population pyramid is used to track a country's position in the industrialization process through indicating increasing life expectancies and decreasing child mortality.
5 mins 9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Gold Rush California and its Diverse Population
Students compare contemporary cultural differences with historical differences based on population percentage. In this cross-curriculum Gold Rush/math lesson, students analyze aspects of California's Gold Rush population and diversity compared to today's data.
5th - 12th Math
Make Inferences About a Population by Analyzing Random Samples
Making an inference based on a sample is a great skill your learners will practice during this lesson. The narrator explains common mistakes when making an inference based on a sample, and why they may not represent the population correctly.
6 mins 5th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Adding Up Pet Populations
Young scholars explore "populations" and "pet overpopulation" and why it's important to control pet overpopulation. They complete two math exercises to reinforce their comprehension of populatioons and pet overpopulation. Studnets define the term population and discuss examples of populations of people, pets and wild animals.
K - 4th Science
Adventures With The Fish Pond: Population Modeling
Build up from the previous activity where your learners charted the population growth and decay of a fish pond with M&Ms®. Have them look at the data from that activity and create a Now-Next, or recursive equations, to predict the next year of change.
7th - 9th Math
The Next Billion
Middle schoolers identify things that continually change, for example; their age and height, the date, the temperature outside, and the position of the sun in the sky. The thrust of the lesson plan is for middle schoolers to predict when the world's population will reach 7 billion people.
6th - 8th Math
Effects of Urban Growth
Learners explore population growth in the United States and the impact it has had on society. First, they brainstorm the reasons for population growth and the results of these increases. Then, they design surveys, record results, and conduct research.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Migrations: Dance Stories about the Journeys of People
Bring social studies to life! This interdisciplinary lesson has young writers tell the story of the migration of diverse groups of people to the United States. Pupils view the work of selected choreographers and discuss how dance often tells a story.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Population Limiting Factors ~ Boom or Bust!
There was a situation in the Kaibab desert of Arizona during which the deer population exploded. Wildlife biologists examine historical data using a graphing calculator in order to learn about population growth, limiting factors, and interdependence within ecosystems.
9th - 12th Science
The African American Population in US History
How has the African American population changed over the years? Learners use charts, statistical data, and maps to see how populations in African American communities have changed since the 1860s. Activity modifications are included to accommodate grades 3-12.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
Population Biology - Biology Teaching Thesis
Students explore the effects of different density-dependent and density-independent factors on population growth. They explore how the interactions of organisms can affect population growth. Students explore the pattern of population growth and the predator-prey relationship.
9th - 12th Science
Human Population Growth WebQuest
Explore the fascinating study of population growth using real-time online growth calculators, animated maps, and primary sources. Have researchers get out their notebooks and, preferably, one computer for each one or two learners. They investigate growth patterns through a WebQuest, which you should consider providing as a link so scholars can click on the URL addresses instead of type them in.
3rd - 7th Science
Measuring Evolution of Populations
The five agents of evolutionary change are reviewed in this slideshow. Definitions of common terms involved with populations and equilibrium are given, and there are some presentations of Hardy Weinberg equations for common examples of characteristics of populations.
7th - 10th Science
Human Population- Changes in Survival Rates Data Interpretation
In this human population changes in survival worksheet, young scholars interpret and plot data to understand the differences in human mortality and survivorship between historic and modern times. They investigate how these changes influence population growth and predict social problems based on the data while answering 5 questions including a graph.
10th - Higher Ed Math