The key to success in teaching a unit on ecology is to provide good instruction followed by a good review exercise. This PowerPoint consists of 67 slides of questions and answers for a unit on population ecology. This will provide an excellent review for the chapter test.
This product was designed to be used as a review after covering the concepts and material in my Population Ecology PowerPoint and Notes. Click this link to view.
This is NOT a teaching PowerPoint. It is strictly for review purposes. Each slide has one question followed by one answer. There are 67 questions/answer included.
The questions are of varying difficulty levels. Many of the questions are basic and concrete in nature, but many of the questions involve critical thinking and problem solving skills.
This set of questions is perfect for any type of game format. Students can form groups and compete with one another during the review exercise. The review PowerPoint can also be used in a computer lab with each student reviewing independently and silently.
This review PowerPoint is appropriate for any biology or life science class with students in grades 8 - 12.
What topics are covered?
• 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.
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