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Population Growth Curves

Population Growth Curves

This is a STaIR Lesson Video with intea=ractive hotspots and quizzes. Students will leave understanding the difference between s & j curves, factors that affect populations, and an idea of what the future holds for the human population - This is a 15-20 minute lesson.


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Brad VanBeek
Brad VanBeek (Teacher (K-12))
8 years ago

I thought it was an interesting topic.  It was easier to follow in this format, with both the visual information (graphs) and you explaining the information.  Would have liked a little more interactiveness in the presentation.  Got a little boring just listening to you.

Technical Remarks:

I thought that the graphs were a little small and hard to see.  Could try to make them a little bigger.  The background noise was a bit distracting.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes
Jean Sullivan
Jean Sullivan (Teacher (K-12))
8 years ago

Very interesting lecture using various charts and diagrams.  I found myself spending most of the time listening to the information which was hard for me since I am a visual learner.  You may want to add a few more pictures as you are talking to help keep the visual learners listening!

Technical Remarks:

The quiz was white lettering on a grey background which I found a little hard to read.  I would like to see more color that would grab my attention so I would not lose interest in the lecture.  I also did not understand what to do with the questions after the end of "Stable Population" and "What'sHappening Now"

Time spent reviewing site: 25 minutes
Molly Turner
Molly Turner (Teacher (K-12))
8 years ago


I really enjoyed your lesson on population growth.  The lesson was cross-curricular (science and social studies), it was succinct, and it clearly addressed the intended objectives.  I also think that a Camtasia presentation fits well with the UDL principles as this lesson would address the needs of a number of different types of learners.  My only concern is the length of time you spend on each slide.  Although it's important to thoroughly explain the information on each slide I tend to lose focus when the information is not changing.  After about a minute on one slide I think students might lose focus as well.  Finally, the quizzes were a nice addition as they allowed students to review throughout the lesson rather than just waiting until the end.  Great job!

Time spent reviewing site: 15:00