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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 11 Views 18 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 15 Views 58 Downloads
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 14 Views 45 Downloads
Introduce ecology classes to biodiversity and interdependence in ecosystems with a PowerPoint presentation. Then, they get up-close and personal with the invertebrate world by collecting insects, classifying them, and graphing their data. Links to the slide show, instructions for insect sampling, and dichotomous keys for identification are all provided for your convenience.
6th - 12th Science 24 Views 12 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 31 Views 98 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 12 Views 61 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 13 Views 74 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 4 Views 19 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 4 Views 12 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 51 Views 113 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 14 Views 69 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2010
This exam touches upon every topic within the typical first year biology course.. A broad variety of question styles give high schoolers every opportunity to show what they know. Why start from scratch when a comprehensive final exam is easily available to you?
9th - 12th Science 35 Views 130 Downloads
Populations : Biotic Potential
Why do most populations remain stable over time? Usually it is a result of either environmental resistance or carrying capacity. Examine some of the factors that help stabilize animal populations, and explore some of the changes that occur over space and time.
3 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Pillbug - Pop Bottle Lab
Young scholars 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 6 Views 18 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 22 Views 140 Downloads
Population Limiting Factors ~ Boom or Bust!
There was a situation in the Kaibab desert of Arizona during which the deer population exploded. Wildlife biologists examine historical data using a graphing calculator in order to learn about population growth, limiting factors, and interdependence within ecosystems.
9th - 12th Science 63 Views 169 Downloads
Population Biology Case Study
Students are focused on the big question: What makes a population grow and how could that growth stop? They use these concepts to help answer the big question: carry capacity, density dependent v. density, independent factors, predation and competition.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 24 Downloads