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Population Ecology

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
A complete study of population ecology is covered by this worksheet. Biology or ecology learners answer questions and interpret population graphs. This can be used as the intended guided notes worksheet or assigned as homework.
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Population Ecology: The Texas Mosquito Mystery

For Teachers 7th - 12th
While 80 percent of people with West Nile Virus show no symptoms, in severe cases, it causes death by infecting the membranes around the spinal cord and brain. The video starts by making population ecology relevant. It includes density...
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AP: Chapter 52: Population Ecology

For Students 9th - 12th
For AP biology or ecology classes, here is a worksheet that explores population growth. Carrying capacity, limiting factors, and k-strategies are dealt with using short-answer questions. 
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Study Jams! Population Growth

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Along came a spider, who sat down beside her. She screamed, but RJ wouldn't smash it because spiders are a limiting factor for other insects in an ecosystem. In this video, other common limiting factors for populations are listed....
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Growing Penguins

For Teachers 4th - 8th
A collection of photos and accompanying descriptions describing the life cycle of an Adelie penguin is the highlight of this resource. Working in groups, polar explorers match the descriptions to the pictures and create a timeline. An...
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Population Ecology

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here are some ideas to help students understand population growth in ecosystems.
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Human Population Ecology: Demography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe the basic concepts of population demography. They collect a wide range of data from an online cemetery database including a variety of places across the U.S. They analyze factors that may have affected human demography...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2007

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Environmental science enthusiasts show what they know at the end of the year by taking this full-fledged final exam. They answer multiple choice, graph interpretation, and essay analysys questions, 73 of them in all. Topics range from...
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How do Organisms Interact?

For Students 4th - 8th
Examine how organisms interact through a hands-on experience. Learners study population dynamics and distribution during an informative five-lesson unit. The focus is on the ocean environment and the organisms within it.
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Environmental Biology

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Everyone has a responsibility to take care of the environment. Give learners a sense of our environmental concerns with a complete course on environmental biology. The textbook resource includes instruction on topics such as population...
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Population Ecology Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine and describe population growth in certain areas and identify the factors responsible for it. They practice calculating exponential growth using math formulas.
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Classroom Mark-Recapture with Crickets

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers estimate crickets population using mark-recapture technique. For this biology lesson, students use Lincoln-Petersen model to calculate population size. They also identify the different parts of the crickets.
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Ecosystem Ecology: Links in the Chain

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A video starts by defining an ecosystem. It expands on the concept by covering trophic structure, primary producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers, tertiary consumers, detrivores, and bioaccumulation. 
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Ecology

For Students 4th - 6th
In this ecology instructional activity, students read information about ecology and the nine ecology subdivisions and answer comprehension questions. Students answer ten questions in this matching and fill in the blank instructional...
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City Animals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify some of the most important native and introduced species of animals in the United States. They describe how animals populations of cities have changed over time, outline the benefits and problems associated with...
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Oh Deer! and English Learner Writing Extensions

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Young scholars follow deer through Yellowstone Park and record the number of deer from year to year. In this basic needs of deer lesson, students work in small groups and chart the number of deer each year and give explanations using as...
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Growing Penguins

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students chart a penguins growth. In this development lesson, students learn basic information about the Antarctic and about Adelie penguins. Students watch a demonstration to see how penguins grow and then work in groups to draw a time...
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City Animals

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars, in groups, conduct research, including interviews of people in various animal related occupations, to identify and describe how animal populations of cities have changed over time, to outline the benefits and problems...
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Review of Populations

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students review the concept of populations. For this Biology lesson plan, students will work with a partner to talk through what they remember from the unit on populations. The class will then begin to work through a concept map as a way...
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Welcome to Populations!

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners define what population is in their own words. In this biology lesson, students explain different ways to measure population density. They interpret population graphs.