Lesson Plan

Grades 3-5, 6-8

Stork and the Grim Reaper

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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 short demonstration using water and measuring cups, students observe how populations grow when the birth rate exceeds the death rate.

Students will be able to:
  • Define birth rate and death rate.
  • Describe how the birth and death rates affect population size.
  • Explain why death rates have dropped in recent history.

Features of This Resource

  • Visual representation of math equation
  • Opportunity for authentic learning with real-world data
  • Lesson provides the definition of birth rate and death rate
  • Two versions available – one for upper elementary grades and one for middle level grades

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