Population Growth StudyJam

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Title:

Population Growth StudyJam

URL:

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/ecosystems/population-growth.htm

Content Source:

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Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

The classroom resource provides a video that will describe how certain environmental habitats can encourage or discourage the growth of a species' population. There is also a short test that can be used to assess students' understanding.

Content Standard(s):
Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 3
11 ) Construct an argument from evidence to explain the likelihood of an organism's ability to survive when compared to the resources in a certain habitat (e.g., freshwater organisms survive well, less well, or not at all in saltwater; desert organisms survive well, less well, or not at all in woodlands).

a. Construct explanations that forming groups helps some organisms survive.

b. Create models that illustrate how organisms and their habitats make up a system in which the parts depend on each other.

c. Categorize resources in various habitats as basic materials (e.g., sunlight, air, freshwater, soil), produced materials (e.g., food, fuel, shelter), or as nonmaterial (e.g., safety, instinct, nature-learned behaviors).


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.3.11- Match common plants and animals with their best environment for growth and survival.


Tags: animals, endangered species, environment, extinct species, habitat, limiting factors, organism, plants, population, resources, species, threatened species
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Comments

The test may be completed as a whole group or independently on student devices. 

There is a printable available that includes a short synopsis of the video and definitions of the vocabulary words. This could be used as a notetaking sheet for students as they watch the video. 

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Author: Hannah Bradley