Lesson Plan

Grades K-2

Crowding Can Be Seedy

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30 minutes (Part 1); Several class periods (Part 2)

SUBJECTS: Math, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Carrying Capacity, Population Density

Resource Overview

A simulation and gardening lab that gives students hands-on experience with the effects of increasing population density.

Students will be able to:
  • Describe two effects of crowding on living things.
  • Name two resources plants need to grow well.
  • Chronicle observations of growing plants using pictures and words.

Features of This Resource

  • Opportunity for kinesthetic (tactile) learning
  • Students observe, record and reflect on their own data
  • Opportunity to practice measurement with informal or formal units
  • Poem provides an ELA connection

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