Let’s explore how population size can change over time and how various factors can influence the size. Before you get started, don’t forget to print out your OnTRACK Biology Journal.
TEKS Standards and Student Expectations
B(12) The student knows that biological systems work to achieve and maintain balance. The student is expected to:
B(12)(D) describe how events and processes that occur during ecological succession can change populations and species diversity
Describe different factors that can affect population growth.
Define carrying capacity.
Explain how carrying capacity is related to population size.
Distinguish between exponential population growth and logistic population growth.
Describe how humans can impact populations and species diversity.
What are different factors that affect population growth?
What is carrying capacity and how does it relate to population growth?
What conditions are necessary for a population to exhibit exponential growth?
How can humans impact populations and species diversity?
- Exponential Growth
- Carrying Capacity
- Logistic Growth