Populations Lesson Plans

  • Assessment
    Interactions of Ecosystems Quiz
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    Assessment
    This quiz assesses students knowledge of population ecology, rates of growth, population models, environmental science, human impact on an ecosystem, and ecological succession.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by High School
  • Lab Experiment
    Population Ecology Lab
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

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    Experiment
    Students participate in an activity that models a population of rabbits and how density-dependent factors affect a population size. Topics included are competition, predation, exponential growth, logistic growth, carry capacity, limiting factors, growth calculations and graphs.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Worksheet
    Graphing Deer Populations
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    Worksheet
    Students use data about deer populations to create a graph and answer conceptual questions based upon the data.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf High School
  • Worksheet
    Human Population Growth
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    Students will create a graph of human population growth, use it to predict future growth, and identify factors that affect population growth.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf High School
  • Class Activity
    Food for Thought
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    Students model how populations of different regions of the world compare with regards to numbers and food availabilty. Students will be divided by regions, and given food. The amount of food is based on statistics of each region.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf High School

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