Population Density Lesson Plan

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has taught high school and college biology and has a master's degree in cancer biology.

Population density can be an easy concept for your students to understand. They will enjoy reading an interesting text lesson, solving population density problems from various areas and taking a quiz.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define population density
  • identify the formula for determining population density
  • describe how to use the formula to determine population density

Length

1.5 - 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • HS-LS2-6. Evaluate claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
  • HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
  • HS-LS2-8. Evaluate evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species' chances to survive and reproduce.

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