Population Dynamics Teacher Resources
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Elementary ecologists pretend to be migratory hummingbirds. They fly between wintering and nesting grounds, trying to reach a habitat haven. In a musical-chair fashion, some birds will miss out, and are removed from the game. To further affect the success of the birds, you will add migration mishaps or enhancements, such as habitat loss due to construction or concerned citizens planting hummingbird gardens.
3rd - 6th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Human Population Growth WebQuest
Explore the fascinating study of population growth using real-time online growth calculators, animated maps, and primary sources. Have researchers get out their notebooks and, preferably, one computer for each one or two learners. They investigate growth patterns through a WebQuest, which you should consider providing as a link so scholars can click on the URL addresses instead of type them in.
3rd - 7th Science 11 Views 55 Downloads
Ecology, Nutrient Cycles, Populations
You will get much mileage out of this resource. It is three presentations in one! Standard general ecology information is included within these 69 slides. The first segment deals with levels of organization, biotic and abiotic factors, biomes, biodiversity, and the flow of energy.
6th - 12th Science 90 Views 336 Downloads
The Calcumites are Coming!
Learners explore the concept of population growth. In this population growth instructional activity, students graph the population growth of a 'calcumite' which is a made up species whose population grows exponentially. Learners plot the data over the course of 9 generations and find an exponential function that models the data.
9th - 12th Math 4 Views 39 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
A Population and a Biome
How does the availability of resources affect a population? Eager ecologists explore the answer through a multi-generation population simulation game, collecting and analyzing data, then researching a biome. The end products are an Excel graph of data and a PowerPoint presentation about a particular biome.
6th - 8th Science 27 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Human Population - Worksheet and Reading Guide
Stretch young environmentalists' minds with the ten questions in this activity. Though written as a reading guide, most of the questions can follow a lecture on human population dynamics and environmental impact. You will need to provide information on the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in order to use this as a homework assignment.
9th - Higher Ed Science 22 Views 73 Downloads
Students explore biodiversity and populations using Alaska's wildlife as their focus. In this environmental statistics lesson plan, students examine the concept of exponential growth in a population and calculate the change in population. Students compare reproductive rates to rates of population.
7th - 9th Science 30 Views 219 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 - Biology Teaching Thesis
High schoolers explore the effects of different density-dependent and density-independent factors on population growth. They explore how the interactions of organisms can affect population growth. Students explore the pattern of population growth and the predator-prey relationship.
9th - 12th Science 15 Views 59 Downloads
The Effect of Natural Selection on Genes, Traits and Individuals
Rotating through five stations, evolutionary biologists explore the question of how changes in DNA facilitate the changes in a population over time. High-quality, colorful cards of animals, skeletons, skulls, and DNA sequences can all be laminated for repetitive use at stations where learners investigate adaptations, morphology, genes, and analogous and homologous structures.
9th - 12th Science 26 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Alice Computer Programming
Students explore multimedia components. In this science inquiry lesson, students read "Invitation to the Game" by Monica Hughes and they use the Alice Computer Programming System to better understand population dynamics.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 13 Views 33 Downloads
In this population activity, students will compare two population growth graphs and complete four short answer questions. Then students will investigate the factors that influence population growth in 8 fill in the blank statements and 4 multiple choice questions.
9th - 12th Science 33 Views 152 Downloads