Population Ecology PowerPoint and Notes

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Amy Brown Science
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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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This colorful and engaging PowerPoint presentation, "Population Ecology", will provide your students with interactive lessons on the ecological principles concerning populations. This is a 64-slide PowerPoint presentation and includes a set of lecture notes for the teacher and a note-taking outline for the students. Choose to use the traditional printable version, or the paperless, digital Google Apps version.

What is Included?

  • 64-slide PowerPoint presentation (Includes traditional PowerPoint, PDF, and Google slides)
  • Editable and Printable 9-page set of lecture notes for the teacher
  • Editable and Printable 12-page guided notes outline for the student
  • Paperless Digital Version for use in Google Drive, Google Classroom, and /or Microsoft OneDrive

This resource is perfect for distance learning and for students in 1:1 classrooms.

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Ecology is one of the "must-teach" topics for any biology or life science class. The ecological inter-relationships that occur in nature are fundamental to an understanding of our world and how life interacts with the physical environment as well as with other living organisms. Ecology topics such as population growth dominate the news. We must make sure that our students are knowledgeable in these topics so they can be informed decision makers in the future.

This PowerPoint is on "Population Ecology". It consists of 64 slides that are colorful, informative and visually stimulating. Pictures and diagrams are included that will greatly enhance your instruction to your students. The use of eye-catching photos and diagrams rarely fails to stimulate a lively class discussion.

This resource also includes a set of notes for the teacher (9 pages) and an outline of the notes for the student (12 pages). Graphics, diagrams, clip art, and photographs were chosen to capture the attention of the student as the lesson is being taught. Students will use the outline as the PowerPoint is being presented and will fill in the notes as the lesson is being taught. I always include both the Word document and a pdf of the notes.

Topics covered in this lesson are:

  • Characteristics of Populations: Definition of population, population size, geographic distribution, density, dispersion, growth rate, and age structure.
  • Types of Dispersion: Clumped, even, and random, definitions and examples are given.
  • Population Dynamics: Birth rate, death rate, life expectancy, age structure.
  • Patterns of mortality: Survivorship Curves, the three types are defined and explained, examples given.
  • Life Histories: Big-bang reproduction and repeated reproduction
  • Population Growth: Growth rate, factors that determine the size of a population, migration, density, exponential growth, carrying capacity, limits to population growth, graphs of different types of population growth, logistic growth, assumptions of the exponential model and the logistic model.
  • Carrying capacity and Logistic growth.
  • Limits to Growth: Limiting factors, examples of limiting factors, density-dependent factors, competition, predation, parasitism, disease, territoriality, density independent factors.
  • Human Population Growth: The history of human population growth, current human population growth, demographic transition, age-structure diagrams.

This PowerPoint was written with a typical biology I class in mind. It can easily be edited to meet your needs.

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Total Pages
64 slides, 21 pages of notes
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.
Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.
Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales. Emphasis is on quantitative analysis and comparison of the relationships among interdependent factors including boundaries, resources, climate, and competition. Examples of mathematical comparisons could include graphs, charts, histograms, and population changes gathered from simulations or historical data sets. Assessment does not include deriving mathematical equations to make comparisons.


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