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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 13 Views 10 Downloads
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 23 Views 18 Downloads
Adding Up Pet Populations
Students 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 3 Views 9 Downloads
African American Population Shifts
Middle schoolers investigate population trends. In this African American history lesson plan, students access U.S. Census records from 1900 to the present online. Middle schoolers analyze the migration of African Americans from one area of the U.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Populism and the People’s Party
Learners examine the history of the Populist Party as it relates to its reforms and economic plight. In this Populism and the People's Party lesson, students explore why farmers experienced financial difficulty at the end of the century. Learners work in groups to compare the railroad expansion map of 1870-1890 to the one of mining and cattle frontiers in 1870.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Population Issues in China and India
Students gather population statistics for China and India, read about population issues in both places, and determine whether India should adopt a one-child policy like the one implemented by the Chinese government.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 41 Downloads
Students examine the factors that affect population growth such as, the length of life cycles, carrying capacity and competition. In this population instructional activity students conduct an experiment on population growth and collect data and analysis.
9th - 12th Science 18 Views 43 Downloads
Percentage of Populations with Diabetes
Students calculate percentages. For this percentages lesson, students watch a video clip regarding diabetes. Students discover how to calculate daily carbohydrate allowances as well as the percentage of the population with diabetes.
5th - 8th Health 15 Views 25 Downloads
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 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Look at the Population Density of the United States
Students locate and extract census data. They produce population density maps of the United States in different scales and analyze population density maps by observing patterns and drawing conclusions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 66 Downloads
How Do Populations Grow?
Students examine how populations grow and how invasive species can affect the balance of ecosystems. They simulate the growth of lily pads, analyze and record the data, and simulate the results of an invasive species on an ecosystem.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 107 Downloads
Population and Productivity: Two P's in a Pod
Learners investigate the link between countries' population growth rates and levels of industrialization. They observe that, over time, as a country becomes more industrialized, its population growth rate decreases.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 45 Downloads