5th Grade – SCIENCE – Population

Dear 5th graders,

A new unit of science ahead: Population. But as always, before we start, click on the image below to see a bigger view of the fantastic picture that James has made for the occasion. I love it! James is a great artist, a big fan of Spongebob Squarepants, a superb soccer player, a big reader and he loves English! 😀 But above all he is a wonderful kid.

Jaime Enriquez Ballesteros - San Cristobal School - 5th A

Click here to see the conceptual map that I have prepared. Remember that you will need to have installed Java runtime environment on your computer. In case you don’t have it yet, you can download Java from here. You can also download a printed version of the map from here.

Times Square, New York by Spettacolopuro (not a student) - CC

OK, have a look at these cool websites:

· http://www.worldometers.info/
Read a few interesting real-time data, including current world population or number of births and deaths this year

· http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population_density
Check a list of countries by population density

· http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population
Check this list of countries by population

· http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/activities/population.html
A funny game of questions and answers that tests your knowledge about the topic

· http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/activities/popn_density.html
A match up quiz about population density.

· http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/infonation3/basic.asp
View and compare country population, economic, health, technology and environmental data

I have found a couple of videos:

This scene has been taken from the movie “The Godfather“. You can see how people emigrated from Europe to America searching for better opportunities.

Who are the new migrants?

In 2006, the human population pushed past 6.5 billion. Every minute, 153 people are born, leading to deadly consequences…

I hope you will find it interesting. Let me know what you think.


So say we all!