Lesson Plan

Grades 3-5

La vida y la muerte (Life and Death)

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10 minutes (Part 1); 20 minutes (Part 2)

SUBJECTS: Math, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Fertility/Mortality, International Comparisons

Resource Overview

In a visual demonstration using water and measuring cups, two students demonstrate the effect birth and death rates have on population growth.

Lesson plan PDF includes Spanish and English instructions.

Students will be able to:
  • Define carrying capacity, birth rate, and death rate.
  • Describe how birth and death rates affect population growth.
  • Explain why death rates have dropped in recent history.
  • Illustrate population growth within a confined space.
Demonstration using bowls of water and measuring cups shows population growth when the birth rate exceeds the death rate

Features of This Resource

  • Visual representation of math equation
  • Opportunity for authentic learning with real-world data

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