Unit 3 Resources AP®Environmental Science

These are resources for Unit 3 of the Course and Exam Description for AP®  Environmental Science . No one will do all of these items, because of the lack of time. Choose the ones that best serve your students, lab equipment and what seems fun to you! Click for Unit 0, Unit 1 and Unit 2 resources.

Most of the resources linked here are free and can be found on a different post on my website, or the link takes you directly to the website with that resource. I do have links to some paid items from various locations for your reference as many teachers like to see those options too.

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Unit 3 Lessons, Labs and Resources for AP®Environmental Science

TopicActivities/Alternate Content Ideas (Most can be filmed for distance learning)VideosLabsArticlesIdeas for Distance Learning Labs
3.1Generalist and Specialist SpeciesHHMI: Niche Partitioning and Species CoexistencePopulation Size Lab with String
3.2K-selected and r-selected species
3.3Survivorship curvesHHMI Seregenti Wildebeast HHMI SerengetiBubble LabBubble lab if students have bubbles at home
Cemetery Lab (better at end of unit)Case Study: Grizzly Bear
3.4Carrying capacityHHMI SerengetiCarrying Capacity Paper Lab
3.5Population Growth and resource availabilityNEJM: China’s one child policy with discussion questionsPopulation Density at-home activity from Carolina
3.6Age structure diagramsDraw an Age Structure Diagram/Population PyramidNOVA: World in the Balance, the People Paradox. (Old, but still good). Video worksheetPopulation pyramids in Lego. Here’s a Blog with pics
Population Dynamics-ESRI Virtual Lab
3.7Total fertility rateHuman Population Virtual lab
3.8Human population dynamicsPopulation MathDon’t Panic: Gapminder (the alternate point of view)Population Growth is the new Sex-Ed
Or, TedTalk which is shorter https://youtu.be/fTznEIZRkLgWorld Population ESRI Virtual Lab
3.9Demographic transitionCemetery Lab (lab and explanation available at this link. You can purchase tombstone pics here if you don’t have local data. Demographics Lab from Habitable Planet

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