Education Technology

Science TODAY™ - Growing Bigger by the Decade

Published on 05/28/2010

Activity 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.