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Population Education

Grades

K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Subjects

Science, Biology, Visual and Performing Arts

Resource Types

  • Lesson Plan
  • Worksheet
  • Activity - Classroom

Regional Focus

Global

Format

Google Slides, PDF

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Population Connection

Synopsis
  • This lesson plan and interactive activity allows students to visualize the interconnectedness of the natural world.
  • This resource includes a lesson plan, student handouts, and plenty of tools for differentiation and extension.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This resource includes an engaging read-aloud and activity. 
  • Several resource types are also included to ensure that students at multiple levels are addressed during this lesson. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • Teachers will need to input their e-mail and name in order to download the lesson plan. 
  • Additional materials needed for this lesson include a ball of yarn, index cards or paper, and markers or crayons. 

Differentiation

  • Cross-curricular connections can be made in social studies classes that are discussing the interconnectedness of communities or in language arts classes that are working on reading comprehension.
  • The Google Slides included are a great differentiation tool for older elementary students or students in distance learning. 
  • This resource would make an excellent introduction to a unit on ecosystems or interconnectedness in nature.
Scientist Notes
The resource contains an engaging lesson for students to understand how living things interact with each other in an ecological niche. In as much as the components are interconnected, any changes could alter the state of the system. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
      • SL.1.2 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
  • Science
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • 5-LS2-1. Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
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