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D=Demographic Concepts; E=Environmental Connections; S=Societal Connections
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A World of Difference: Madagascar Activity: In small group simulations, students compare the biodiversity of a temperate forest to that of a tropical rainforest and explore the role humans play in forests' diversity. COP
Adding Armadillos Activity: Students become acquainted with the concepts of doubling time, exponential growth, and biotic potential by completing math activities. COP, TP
All in the Family Activity: Students, working with partners, use beans to model population growth while varying four key demographic factors. MPDR
An Energizing Policy Activity: Students research a topic related to energy use and policy in the United States or Canada and formulate a position, weighing costs and benefits. EM, Energy
An International Greenhouse Activity: As representatives of member nations in a model U.N. simulation, students draft resolutions to address climate change. EM, Climate Change
Are People the Problem? Activity: Through data calculations and discussion questions, students will examine the relationship between population and energy consumption. EM, Energy
Baby-O-Matic Activity: Students take a quiz designed to show how many children they would likely have based on their own lifestyle.
Bye, Bye, Birdie Activity: Students determine which factors to consider in deciding the fate of endangered species and prepare a short presentation on why the species should be preserved. EM, Biodiversity
Calculating 7 Billion Activity: Through cooperative learning activities and a class demonstration, students work through problems to visualize large numbers and use technology to graph population growth trends to make estimates about future growth. W7B
Carbon Crunch WPH