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Students examine the recent population explosion of the world. After watching a demonstration on closed systems, they identify the role humans have on the depletion of natural resources and lowering the standard of living. To end the lesson, they watch video segments of "The Earth at Risk" series and discuss.
In this populations worksheet, students review characteristics of populations, population growth, exponential and logistic growth, and limiting factors. This worksheet has 2 graphic organizers, 6 multiple choice, 30 short answer, and 20 fill in the blank questions.
Young scholars examine population information from East Asian countries. Using a specified website, pupils explore the population of China, Japan, North Korea and South Korea. Classmates examine the population density compared to the world's total population. Students use the internet to complete a worksheet.
Do you know how the population has grown of your community? Can you predict the population over the next half century? Can we find an algebraic model that matches our data? These along with many more questions can be researched by pupils through the use of internet resources. This lesson plan contains a good introductory and culminating activity on exponential growth, and some links to useful websites that may have to be modified for your location.
Students explain the significance of population trends on world regions. They define relevant population vocabulary and examine age-gender patterns at various scales.
Students acquire census information and create maps of the population density of the United States on different scales. They role play the roles of workers of a retail company and they use the population data to market to their customers.
Students examine and describe population growth in certain areas and identify the factors responsible for it. They practice calculating exponential growth using math formulas.
Students discuss the following terms and their definitions: zero population growth, population density, demographics, urban sprawl, census, immigration, migration, infrastructure, population booms, megacities, birthrate, death rate, fertility rate (FR), growth rate, natural increase, and net increase. They start a glossary, which they add to and use as a reference.
Students examine world population density and population distribution. They create pie charts showing population distribution and analyze population patterns in the United States and major regions of the world. They identify factors/features that affect these patterns.
Students examine the ways that populations become diverse and how mutation changes the diversity of a population. In this exploratory lesson students study natural selection by completing a lab activity and discussing what they learned.
Students explore biological impact by completing a worksheet in class. In this animal population lesson, students utilize river rocks and jars to conduct a coqui frog population role play activity. Students define a list of amphibian related vocabulary terms before completing a frog population worksheet in class.
In this geography skills worksheet, learners read a 4-page article titled "As Populations Age, a Chance for Younger Nations." Students then respond to 4 short answer questions based on the content of the article.
Students analyze the demographic structure of a population and describe population structure using population pyramids.
Math scholars of many ages examine the concept of population density and then discuss the significance of the population densities of Minnesota and China. They figure the population density of their school.
Middle schoolers discuss the importance of population growth rates. They examine mortality and survival curves and participate in an experiment. They record their observations and discuss.
Students participate in a Model UN Simulation Activity in which they take the role of country delegates and NGO representatives in an attempt to develop and debate resolutions that seek to provide remedies to the problems of over-population. Students conduct independent and cooperative research, create and debate resolutions, and discuss the issues that emerged from the simulation.
High schoolers define the following terms: predation, competition, carrying capacity and population. They can explain the patterns of growth and the limitations of growth. Students explain the difference between density-dependent and density-independent factors and give examples of each. They apply the scientific method to a population growth experiment to show the effects of different factors in populations.
Students compile data on population distribution and develop survivorship curves using information from cemetery tombstones and obituaries. They develop inferences on the changes in population age distribution in their area over time.
Students improve their mapping skills and knowledge about population distribution and change in Vermont at the county level. They are divided into groups of two or four. Each group is given two county base maps and the population change chart. Students are to produce two thematic maps of Vermont, one showing the distribution of the 2000 population by county, and the other showing the population increase between 1990 and 2000.