Carrying Capacity Teacher Resources
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Fifth graders examine and define the carrying capacity as the limit to the number of individuals of a species that a habitat can support. They view a transparency of a field habitat and discuss how many fish can live there, then play a Carrying Capacity Game in small groups.
5th Science 6 Views 43 Downloads
The Lesson of the Kaibab
Learners plot the Kaibab deer population from 1905 to 1939 and analyze the changes over time. In this populations lesson plan, students investigate the causes of changing populations of the Kaibab deer and they find the carrying capacity of the Kaibab Plateau.
9th - 12th Science 9 Views 56 Downloads
The Lesson of the Kaibab
In this carrying capacity worksheet, students graph the Kaibab deer population from 1905 to 1930. They describe the relationship of the number of deer to the year and answer 5 questions about the reasons for the observed trends in the population.
7th - 9th Science 11 Views 72 Downloads
HOW MANY BEARS LIVE IN THIS FOREST?
Learners explore carrying capacity through a simulation game. They identify how some animals gather and store food, defend themselves, and find shelter. They compare the types and amount of food gathered by each bear and discuss the implications.
1st - 5th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads
Pillbug - Pop Bottle Lab
Learners will explore carrying capacity within populations. In this Biology lesson plan, students will calculate the carrying capacity of pill-bugs in different environments. They will see how the pill-bugs are influenced by biotic and abiotic factors.
9th - 10th Science 4 Views 16 Downloads
Young biologists identify how plants and animals are affected by changes in their ecosystem and environment. The concepts of succession, maintenance of habitats, interrelationships, and adaptation are all discussed. This well-developed lesson has terrific activities and worksheets embedded in it that should make it easy to implement.
5th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
How Many Penguins Does It Take? Studying Carrying Capacity and Limiting Factors
Students are introduced to the concept of population fluctuation. In groups, they participate in a penguin activity in which they discover how populations are affected by various factors. They relate what these new terms mean for a population as a whole.
4th - 12th Math 16 Views 138 Downloads
Tenth graders are engaged in learning how human activities can deliberately or inadvertently alter the equilibrium of ecosystems through human behavior and/or use of technology/biotechnology that impacts environmental quality and carrying capacity.
10th Science 11 Views 43 Downloads
Determining Carrying Capacity: How Many Codling Moths Can an Apple Orchard Support
Pupils calculate average annual apple yield of a model orchard. They estimate the pest carrying capacity of a model orchard and explain the carrying capacity concept. They discuss factors that influence population size and carrying capacity.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Populations and Human Impact on the Ecosystem
A respectful resource is available to support your ecology lecture. Introduce the population concepts of limiting factors and carrying capacity and then examine the example of a deer population in northern Arizona. Take a look at the human population and how exponential growth seems to be impacting the global climate, ozone levels, and the biogeochemical cycles.
7th - 12th Science 27 Views 97 Downloads
Chapter 24 Worksheet & Reading Guide
Written as a reading guide for a particular textbook, this can be used for any ecology course. Just change the title, and you can use the short-answer questions to query learners on population dynamics, carrying capacity, and ecological footprint.
9th - 12th Science 9 Views 58 Downloads
The typical introductory environmental questions are asked in this two-page worksheet. Emerging ecologists define populations, limiting factors, carrying capacity, and trophic levels. They analyze a population graph and consider the impact of humans on the biogeochemical cycles.
6th - 12th Science 29 Views 92 Downloads
Students define the following terms: predation, competition, carrying capacity and population. They can explain the patterns of growth and the limitations of growth. Students explain the difference between density-dependent and density-independent factors and give examples of each.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 63 Downloads
In this ecology worksheet, students will look at the relationships between the biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem. Kids will use a diagram to answer questions about food chains, tropic levels, and biomass. Students will explore organism populations and their limiting factors.
6th - 12th Science 46 Views 610 Downloads
White-tailed Deer: Beauty or Beast?
Learners use study guides and videos to discuss the positive and negative impacts of white-tailed deer populations. In this wildlife management lesson, students view slides and discuss the natural history and value of deer as a resource. They also watch a video and complete a worksheet.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 13 Downloads
What Will the Land Support?
Students simulate population growth and land use capacity by playing a board game. In this science lesson plan, students create new guidelines to conserve land resources. They explain how the land's carrying capacity affects living things.
5th - 12th Science 19 Views 144 Downloads
Is There Room for Everybody?
Third graders examine the capacity of animals able to live in one habitat. In this habitat lesson, 3rd graders play a game that shows the food chain and the interactions between animals in an area. Students discover that food is a major factor in the carrying capacity of a habitat.
3rd Science 3 Views 11 Downloads