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Create a Pasta Population Map


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Create a Pasta Population Map

Learners work as a group to create a map of their community. They use pasta to represent people, and glue the pasta on their maps to show areas of large population. This is a good activity to introduce maps and data representation.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 8

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • glue
  • paper
  • pencils
  • pasta in assorted shapes

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Ecology
      • Populations
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Representation
    • Problem Solving
    • Representation

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • Free access

By:

  • Hunter, Nancee

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, National Geographic Society, ©2009

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