Beyond Population: Using Different Types of Density to Understand Land Use Activity

In this activity from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools program,  students use images, Census Bureau data, and interactive maps to visualize and calculate arithmetic (population), agricultural, and physiological densities at local, regional, and national scales. Students then create a bar graph from their data and analyze the results.  There is also a  Teacher Version featuring  key vocabulary, lesson timeline, links to interactive maps, and data tables with suggested student responses; the Student Version has guided questions, blank data tables, and reflection questions.

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