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.
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New Review Water is Life – Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline
In 2016, the Dakota Access Pipeline was scheduled for construction through an area that directly impacts indigenous people. The final lesson plan in the four-part series encourages scholars to research the Standing Rock debate from...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Energy for Life (Energy from Food)
Energy comes in many forms, but how do living things get the energy they need to survive and thrive? In a simple, controlled experiment with yeast, water, and sugar, groups make observations about how yeast reacts with water alone, then...
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Population Genetics: When Darwin Met Mendel
Learners explore population genetics, or how populations of species change over time, leading to evolution with a video that brings together the principles of Mendel and Darwin and explains and models the Hardy-Weinberg equation.
11 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Biomes and Population Dynamics - Balance Within Natural Systems
How large can a population become? The fifth installment of a nine-part unit teaches young ecologists about limiting factors that determine the carrying capacity of species in the Sonoran Desert. Here is a PowerPoint to help present this...
9th - 12th Science