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Students read various arguments posed by John Dewey when it comes to population growth. In groups, they use magazine articles and the internet to find issues related to populations and complete experiments to identify the challenges associated with overpopulations. To end the lesson, they participate in a debate which they discuss the importance or non-importance of controlling the population.
Students work with and make population pyramids. In this population pyramid lesson, students use census data to make population pyramids for China, India, and the United States. They use the information to determine why jobs are leaving the United States and to look at the world economy.
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. Graphing calculators are needed.
Students study China's population. In this geography lesson plan, students analyze and reach informed opinions about issues ranging from the depletion of natural resources and the environmental, social, and economic tensions caused by exponential population growth in China and other countries in Asia.
Students identify and define the logistic model for the world population data. In this data analysis lesson, students use the model illustrated to determine the population in a given year and compare it to the population shown in the table. Students also find the limiting behavior and explain what that means.
Acquaint your class with such population statistics as birth, death, and literacy rates. They compare these indicators for several countries, graph the results, and hypothesize what their graphs reveal about the countries. This makes a creative cross-curricular activity.
In this population worksheet, students will compare two population growth graphs and complete four short answer questions. Then students will investigate the factors that influence population growth in 8 fill in the blank statements and 4 multiple choice questions. Finally, students will complete 5 short answer questions on how organism interactions limit population size.
For this population worksheet, students will determine if 12 statements about demographic trends, including the effects of birth and death rates on populations, are true or not. Then students will match 6 population growth vocabulary words with the correct statements. Finally students will fill in the blank of 6 statements relating to the movement of human populations from one area to another.
ï»¿In this World Population Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling sequencing, scrambled sentences, asking questions, take a survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities for World Population Day.
In this exponential population growth worksheet, students read word problems and determine the exponential growth of a specified populations. They find the percent of growth and compute exponential regressions. Students graph exponential growth equations. This six-page worksheet contains approximately 30 multi-step problems.
Students import UNEP World population data/projections from either the World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision Population Database - UN Population Division or a text file. They graph this data by itself, and then along with logistic growth model predictions, and assess the model's ability to simulated the observed past and UNEP future projection of world population.