This quick activity can be used as a starter, exploring activity or plenary in a lesson on population growth or to recap natural population growth in a lesson introducing the impacts of international migration.<br />
The resource is provided as one side of A4, which can be easily printed or photocopied. Each item can then be cut out using a guillotine (for ease of use and time keeping this should be done before the lesson but pupils can be asked to do it themselves with a pair of scissors if desired). If the cards are to be used multiple times it is advisable to laminate the cut out cards or to print directly onto card rather than paper.<br />
Having to figure out how the parts of the equation fit together to give net population growth, really seems to help them to understand the concept and to remember this pivotal piece of information in exams.
<p>A powerpoint that looks at the limiting factors for populations and includes information about indicator species, both plant and animal. There is a posibility for class participation in providing answers to questions raised.</p>
This powerpoint explains scale and links this to how measure distances on a map, through a step by step giuide through the process. In addition to the PPT there is a distances work sheet with seperate answers that get increasingly difficult and recap other key skills, such as 4 and 6 figure grid references.. <br />
This is a more interesting alternative to textbooks to help students learn about the five stages of the Demographic Transition Model.
Give out the note frames (in A3) and then have students rotate the information about each stage around - this is a 'market place' style activity, but moving the sheets is easier than moving students!
Each stage also has information on a case study country. These were chosen to align with the popular Nelson textbook, so absent students can copy up with ease.
I would welcome feedback on how the resources could be improved!