Grizzly Bear. Percent Applications. Math Project. Wildlife. Threatened Species.
Connect math to environmental science. Kids love this project!
Build awareness with your students around habitat loss for the majestic grizzly while using estimation and percent to calculate population numbers and habitat loss.
Students will love learning about this amazing animal while using statistics in a meaningful way.
The data for the grizzly populations for Canada and the United States is current and includes the current effort by the U.S to save the remaining Grizzly bear population. The project also builds awareness of the controversy around the trophy hunt of Grizzly bears in British Columbia. A link to a video produced by First Nations people and their efforts to end the trophy hunt is provided. Details around the trophy hunting death of Cheeky, a Grizzly bear shot by NHL player Clayton Stoner is also detailed.
The project is designed to integrate science with math. It includes a calculation section and a written section. Teaching template and student booklet included.
A rubric for assessment and an answer key is provided.
The outline of the package is:
1.Scope and Sequence
2.Purpose and Guiding Question
3.Part 1 Introduction
4.Part 2 Estimating Populations and Calculating Percent
5.Part 3 Estimating Habitat Loss
6.Part 4 Written Work
7.Part 5 Conclusion
8.Rubric for Assessment
9.Suggested Answer key