Who says life science topics can't be fun! This lesson has it all for a very low price! I had so much fun creating this lesson and seeing kids get excited when learning about populations! From integrating math to practicing reading skills, I have packed a lot into this one lesson plan!
From the beginning of the lesson, students explore the idea of how man can impact, both positively and negatively, the outcome of populations. In this lesson, students explore how man's use of nets can impact a population of fish. Students write from the perspective of the fish what it must have felt like to be pulled out of the water in a net. They also use math skills to analyze the mean, median, mode, and range of the data they collect when they go "fishing." Students also learn how to define populations using the vocabulary strategy known as Concept Definition Mapping. Then students the same reading to practice identifying types of questions using the strategy known as QAR. Lastly, students use the 4 Question Strategy to design their own testable question in order to explore more about man's impact on populations! Hint cards and teacher keys make this lesson plan one that you will love!