What Is Population Density? - Definition & Explanation


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A group of individual of the same species that live in a certain area make up a

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1. Population density applies to:

2. Populations can change due to

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of population density. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes knowing the effects of a higher population density as well as identifying the factor(s) that regulate(s) the size of a population.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Group of individuals of the same species that live in a certain area
  • Factors(s) that cause(s) change in population size
  • Organism(s) that population density applies to
  • Effects of higher population density
  • Factor(s) that regulate(s) the size of a population

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of population density
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the organism(s) that population density applies to and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding effects of higher population density
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about factor(s) that regulate(s) or causes(s) change to the size of a population

Additional Learning

To learn more about Earth's growing population, review the accompanying lesson titled What Is Population Density? - Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define population and population density
  • Explain what a carrying capacity is of a given ecosystem
  • Relate how a population's biotic potential affects population density
  • Understand the factors that cause change or regulate the size of a population