Understanding Populations

How do populations interact with one another? Identify the different types of interactions and how population sizes fluctuate and affect one another using an interesting PowerPoint presentation. Learners explore real-world examples of species' interactions and discover how resource availability limits population growth in an ecosystem.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask pupils to identify additional species that relate in the different types of interactions
  • Incorporate math and data analysis skills by having scholars graph and analyze changes in various populations
  • Assess learning with provided review questions
Classroom Considerations

  • Part eight in an 11-part Environmental Science series
  • Presentation can be used with others in the series or as a standalone resource

  • Versatile presentation is perfect for multiple science areas of study
  • Contains relevant examples and images/graphs to support instruction

  • Includes reference from a specific textbook for an activity at beginning of PowerPoint; teachers need the textbook to implement the activity