Education Technology

Science: Science TODAY™ - Growing Bigger by the Decade
by USA TODAY Education

Published on May 28, 2010

Overview

Students will examine the current and predicted population data from the countries included in the USA TODAY Snapshot® "Growing bigger by the decade".

Key Steps

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    Using the populations of the 5 largest countries in 2002, students do calculations and reason about trends in the data.









    Note: TODAY is a trademark of USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co., Inc.

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    Students use formulas in lists to calculate the percent increase in the populations of the five countries from 2002 to 2050.









    Note: TODAY is a trademark of USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co., Inc.

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    Students also use lists to calculate the percent increase in the population density.









    Note: TODAY is a trademark of USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co., Inc.