1. Topic-
2. Content-
1) Population: a group of organisms that live in a specific geographical area and interbreed
2) Carrying Capacity: the largest population that an environment can support at a given time
3) Predation: act of one organism killing another for food
4) Prey: an animal taken by a predator as food
5) Predator: the animal that causes the action of predation
6) Coevolution: the evolution of two or more species that is due to mutual influence
7) Parasitism: a relationship between two species in which one species benefits from other species, which are harmed
8) Symbiosis: a relationship in which 2 different organisms live in close association with each other
9) Mutualism: a relationship between two species in which both species benefit
10) Commensalism: a relationship between 2 organisms in which one organism benefits and the other is unaffected
11) Habitat: the place where an animal lives
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Learn about population and how it grows or decreases.
2. They will learn about factors that affect population size and about the human population.
3. The students will understand interactions in the communities.
4. Objectives-
L.O. Students will learn about population and the interactions found in communities.
5. Materials and Aids-
- Science Journal
- Science Textbook: THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT p. 103-111
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Review last night's homework.
2.Ask the students what they might learn about today without looking at the learning objective.
3. Copy down all the vocabulary words and the learning objective.

B. Development-

1.Read p. 103-105 together with the class.
2. Discuss factors that may affect the population size.
3. Ask the class about what they know about interactions in the communities.
4. We will predict the human population and ask about it.

C. Practice-

1.Create groups: One about Population growth, logistic growth, and factors affecting population size.
2.Students will create foldables related to their group.
3. Then share the foldables in class.
4. Create a bubble map with the whole class showing the interactions found in communities.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Finish reading any part of the two sections.
2. Answer questions 1-3 p. 107.
3. Answer questions 1-3 p. 111.
4. Review answers near the end.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

a. Reread lesson at home.
b. Study for next test. *hint
c. Ask any questions if needed.

F. Checking for understanding-

Reread p. 103-111. Do all the reading check questions. Answers must have more than three sentences.

G. Closure-

Are you a predator or prey?
7. Evaluation-
a. Did I finish my lesson on time?
b. Did I time my work correctly?
c. Do you believe the students learned and had fun at the same time?
d. Have I accomplished my goals?
e. Have I stated everything that the class needed to know?
8. Teacher Reflection-

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