Students graph and interpret growth curves for six mystery species and humans. (Distance learning tool available below!)...
Students draw age structure diagrams for six countries and discuss the three general shapes of population pyramids
Students use real-world data to construct and interpret population pyramids and discuss differences in population growth rates...
Students build compost bins in 2-liter bottles to compare the breakdown of organic and inorganic materials
Students complete a lab activity to observe how organic and inorganic waste decomposes over time in a...
Demonstration using bowls of water and measuring cups shows population growth when the birth rate exceeds the death rate
In a short demonstration using water and measuring cups, students observe how populations grow when the birth...
Students express their thoughts on issues related to population and the environment, then research a specific issue...
In this role-playing simulation, students discover what happens to a forest when the demand for wood is...
Screenshot of thematic timeline from www.WorldPopulationHistory.org
Students research historical events related to food and agriculture, medicine, and science and technology and determine which...
Students articulate their thoughts about the ethical issues related to population reaching seven billion and consider the...

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