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Page 1 + ward ' s science 5100 West Henrietta Road • PO Box 92912 • Rochester, New York 14692-9012 • p: 800 962-2660 • wardsci.com Find materials for this activity at wardsci.com. Discover more free activities at wardsworld.wardsci.com Pumpkin Populations and Limiting Factors Submitted by: Rocco M. Recommended Grade Level(s): Appropriate for: AP Environmental Science Time Requirements: Activity Time: 50 minutes Teaching Topics & Concepts: Exponential Growth, k vs r strategists, limiting factors National Science Standards Alignment AP College Board ERT 5–3.2, ERT 6–3.5 Materials: • 1 small pie pumpkin per group of 3–4 students ($2.99–4.99) • Safety pumpkin cutting tool, 1–2 per group ($2.99–5.99) • Old newspaper • Printed lab sheet • Pencil Background Information, Activity Setup: Students should have a working understanding of the different patterns of population growth (exponential, logistic), population survival strategies (k-strategist, r-strategist), and environmental limiting factors. Teaching Notes: Include a blank printed graph grid in the student handout. This content is being brought to you by the Ward's World, Science By You program. This program brings lesson and classroom activity ideas directly from science teachers around the nation right to you. From best practices to activities, Science by You offers inspiration for every subject and every grade level. Interested in sharing your own content? Learn how today. PMS200 Black 70% Cool Gray 10 Black Astra Regular get for free from dafont.com Safety • Exercise caution while using safety pumpkin cutting tools. !

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