The Limiting Factors of Population Growth


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What is a limiting factor?

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1. What is the carrying capacity of an environment?

2. Once a population reaches its environment's carrying capacity, what will happen to it?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are numerous different factors that play a role in the growth, stagnation, or decrease of a population. This quiz and worksheet combination will ask you questions that relate to limiting factors to see how well you understand this concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • Population numbers
  • Limiting factor
  • Carrying capacity

Skills Practiced

You will have opportunities to practice various skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on limiting factors of population growth
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as carrying capacity and limiting factors
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what happens when an environment reaches its carrying capacity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what happens to population numbers of one organism

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, The Limiting Factors of Population Growth, will teach you more about this subject. This lesson will answer the following questions:

  • What is a limiting factor?
  • What happens when a population is too large?
  • What role does disease play in population growth?
  • What changes when a population is too small?
  • Is a population static throughout time?