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Activity Description of "Cemetery Demographics"

Title Cemetery Demographics
Audience Biology- 6-14
Abstract Using a local cemetery as a data source, students collect four pools of data from different periods of a town's history to construct life tables: mortality and survivorship curves. When coupled with historic documents suchas obituaries, a complete picture of local demographics emerges. Extrapolating findings to global population trends may be a culmination.
Author Jeffrey weld
Email jeffrey-weld@uiowa.edu
Unifying Concept Evidence, models, and explanation
Science and Technology Understandings about science and technology
Science as Inquiry Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
History and Nature of Science Science as a human endeavor, Nature of scientific knowledge
Science in Personal and Social PerspectivesPersonal and community health, Population growth, Science and technology in local, national, global challenges
Life, Physical, Earth Sciences Interdependence of organisms, Populations and ecosystems
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