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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 15 Views 13 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 29 Views 21 Downloads
New Review 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 6 Views 3 Downloads 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 3 Views 3 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 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
It's shark week! In this problem, young mathematically minded marine biologists need to study the fish population by analyzing data over time. The emphasis is on understanding the average rate of change of the population and drawing conclusions about the behavior of the function.
8th - 11th Math 23 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 15 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Gold Rush California and its Diverse Population
Students compare contemporary cultural differences with historical differences based on population percentage. For 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 19 Views 85 Downloads
Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations
In the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico, some tiny creatures show just how quickly natural selection can turn a mutation into an advantageous adaptation. Watch a video about rock pocket mice, who show that one small change can make all the difference in survival when the landscape changes drastically.
9th - 12th Math 18 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Color Variation over Time in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations
A species-specific look at natural selection, the resource herein examines how adaptations have helped the population of rock pocket mice survive in a changing landscape. To begin, middle or high schoolers watch a 10.5 minute video, taking notes on the attached handout.
7th - 12th Science 30 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Free Willy? An Argument Analysis of the Controversy over Captive Killer Whale Populations
An abused captive or a treasured performer? Given the rhetoric on both sides of the issue of captive killer whale populations the question arises, "Is it possible to have a rational discussion of this controversial topic?" Class members conduct an analysis of arguments presented by both sides, labeling those claims that can be supported and those that need additional information before deciding if the claim is true.
11th - 12th Science 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
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
Students explore biodiversity and populations using Alaska's wildlife as their focus. In this environmental statistics lesson plan, students examine the concept of exponential growth in a population and calculate the change in population. Students compare reproductive rates to rates of population.
7th - 9th Science 30 Views 219 Downloads
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 63 Views 169 Downloads
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 13 Views 322 Downloads
Population Biology - Biology Teaching Thesis
High schoolers 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 15 Views 59 Downloads
World Population Milestones
Investigate logistic functions in a world population setting. High schoolers will create a scatter plot of the world population from 1950 to 2050 to find a logistic function to model the data. They then discuss the end behavior of their logistic model.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 30 Downloads