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Students 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.
9th - 12th Science 14 Views 69 Downloads
How Fast is the U.S. Population Growing?
Through a mix of modeling and direct instruction, learners are introduced to exponential data. They investigate the population of the United States using the TI-nspire calculator. Multiple data representations are used to explore aspects of the growing population.
9th - 12th Math 5 Views 17 Downloads
A look at our larger population
Student team together to tell the story of the U.S.'s rapid population growth. Students research census changes, focusing on changes in the size of the community and the school. Students tell the story by writing articles and presenting visual aides.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Calcumites are Coming!
Learners explore the concept of population growth. In this population growth instructional activity, students graph the population growth of a 'calcumite' which is a made up species whose population grows exponentially. Learners plot the data over the course of 9 generations and find an exponential function that models the data.
9th - 12th Math 4 Views 39 Downloads
Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 3: Humans and Lions - Sharing Space through Time
A worksheet showing both historic and current ranges of mountain lion populations is given to emerging ecologists. They examine human population data as well and try to determine if there is any correlation. Critical-thinking questions and a population map for coloring are provided in addition to thorough teacher support.
6th - 8th Science 11 Views 25 Downloads
How Much is There to Eat? A Comparison Between India and the Southern United States
Students compare American South with India in terms of population density and food production. They practice math skills of estimation and calculation, visualize relative sizes of areas and populations, explore relationship between population and food supply, and use comparisons and analogies for clearer understanding of real world in which they live.
K - 12th Math 13 Views 18 Downloads
How Are Stars Like People?
A beautifully written lesson plan delves into a beautiful topic: stellar population. Engage aspiring astronomers with activities that examine human populations and then transition onto the stars of the universe. Data and photographs for each activity are not provided, but you could obtain similar materials via an Internet search.
9th - 12th Science 15 Views 46 Downloads
Beans and Baleen
Predict whale populations using different beans as whales! Learners observe different types of beans in a dish knowing that each bean represents a different kind of whale. They then predict how many "whales" there are in a certain area. Once all predictions are made, the dish is dumped out and the students record the actual amount in it.
2nd - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Location, Location: Coastal Living
Your class examines a population density map to discover that a concentration of the world's people lives near oceans rather than inland. Discuss why. Discuss the challenges of living on the coast, especially as the water levels rise due to the increasing global climate.
3rd - 6th Science 14 Views 25 Downloads
Bird Ecology Unit
Tenth graders conduct various activities utilizing the scientific method to formulate a hypothesis, conduct a controlled experiment, collect and analyze the data and communicate their results through a poster. They also identify relationships among birds within populations, communities and ecosystems and describe how birds are influenced by factors in the environment.
10th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Fall-2 Tracking African Elephant Conservation Through Graphing - Biology Teaching Thesis
Students define vocabulary words from the article, and discuss how conservation biology relates to the article. They organize population data so that it can be used in a line graph and draus a line graph from a given set of data and include all necessary parts of an informative graph.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 46 Downloads
Scallops - The Scoop on Scallops
Activate your future scientists' minds by teaching them about scallops, then give them an opportunity to analyze scallop populations within and outside of protected ocean areas. If you want to explore the effects of protecting ecosystems, this is an ideal activity.
6th - 9th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Coral Reef Fish Survey Simulation
With a discussion and a brief film, introduce populations. Using paper fish models, your class participates in a simulation in which they survey numbers of fish. As a class, they tally up the different types. The challenge with this instructional activity is finding the time to cut out a myriad of paper fish.
2nd - 5th Science 8 Views 12 Downloads
Compare Two Populations Using Mean Absolute Deviation
New to middle school statistics and probability is mean absolute deviation. The mean absolute deviation helps learners make choices on central measures of tendency. The objective of the video is to compare two populations using mean absolute deviation.
6 mins 6th - 8th Math 15 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review In the Billions and Exponential Modeling
Modeling population growth gives learners an opportunity to experiment with real data. Comparing the growth rates in this real-life task strengthens learners' understanding that exponential functions change by equal factors over equal intervals.
9th - 12th Math 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Foxes and Rabbits 2
Explore the relationship between the population of foxes and rabbits in a national park using trigonometric models. Plot data and find the appropriate trigonometric functions. Two questions require interpretation and explanation of reasoning.
10th - 12th All 3 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Foxes and Rabbits 3
Use realistic data to find trigonometric models that best fit the populations of foxes and rabbits in a national park. Included are detailed explanations of the answers and process. This is a follow-up exercise to the lesson listed in the additional materials section in which the data is more an exact sine curve match.
10th - 12th Math 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed