Carrying Capacity within Animal Populations Video


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Which of the following best describes carrying capacity?

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1. What do we call something that restricts the number of organisms that can be supported in an environment?

2. What term is used to describe the community of animals, plants and other organisms that live in the same area?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What factors can limit a system's ability to sustain a certain number of organisms? You will need to be familiar with these topics in order to successfully answer the questions found in this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of carrying capacity
  • The term used to describe things that can restrict the number of organisms that can live and thrive in an environment
  • The term used to describe a community of animals, plants, and other organisms within the same area
  • The types of limiting factors
  • The carrying capacity of a forest that is big enough for 10 bears but that can only support two bears

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of limited resources impacting animal populations in any given environment
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as limiting factor
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the specific types of limiting factors

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Carrying Capacity within Animal Populations. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Use a fictitious scenario to illustrate the meaning of carrying capacity
  • Define carrying capacity and limiting factor
  • Reveal why scientists study carrying capacity
  • List the types of limiting factors and detail how each one impacts animal populations within an ecosystem