Lesson Plan

Grades 6-8

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40 minutes

SUBJECTS: Math, Science

TOPICS: Math - Population Growth Curves, Population Biology

Resource Overview

Students graph and interpret growth curves for six mystery species and humans.

Students will be able to:
  • Create and analyze graphs that depict population change over time.
  • Support a claim to identify a species using its population growth curve as evidence.
  • Compare characteristics of human population growth to that of other species.

Features of This Resource

  • Identifying trends and patterns between data
  • A favorite lesson plan for life science/biology
  • Students practice setting up graphs with dependent and independent variables and appropriate scale

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