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Ch 19: AP Environmental Science - Population and the Environment: Tutoring Solution

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The Population and the Environment chapter of this AP Environmental Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about population distribution and size. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving population and the environment required in a typical AP Environmental Science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other AP Environmental Science work.
  • Identify the population concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our AP Environmental Science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about population and the environment and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding biotic potential, carrying capacity, demographic transition or any other population topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their population unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in AP Environmental Science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about population and the environment simple and fun.
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  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live environmental science tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about population and the environment on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the factors that affect the size of the human population.
  • Explain the significance of the carrying capacity of a population.
  • Examine the history of human population growth.
  • Discuss Thomas Malthus' theory of human population growth.
  • Explore the economic inequality in developed and developing nations.
  • List the stages of demographic transition.
  • Describe the population characteristics of developed and developing countries.
  • Compare and contrast population distribution in rural and urban areas.
  • Explain how population size affects resource consumption.
  • Differentiate between overpopulation and overconsumption.

17 Lessons in Chapter 19: AP Environmental Science - Population and the Environment: Tutoring Solution
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The Human Population: Factors that Affect Population Size

1. The Human Population: Factors that Affect Population Size

The human population is constantly changing. In this lesson, we will explore the factors that cause increases and decreases in the human population, including births, deaths, immigration, and emigration.

Biotic Potential and Carrying Capacity of a Population

2. Biotic Potential and Carrying Capacity of a Population

When you look around, you can see a number of different individuals and species. In this lesson, we will explore the factors that control and define how many organisms can really inhabit a particular ecosystem or habitat.

The History of Human Population Growth and Carrying Capacity

3. The History of Human Population Growth and Carrying Capacity

Most of us are used to the current size of the human population but it was not always this large. In this lesson, we will explore the history of human population growth and the future of its growth.

Thomas Malthus' Theory of Human Population Growth

4. Thomas Malthus' Theory of Human Population Growth

In this lesson, we will explore the ideas of Thomas Malthus and his predictions for the growth of the human population. We will also investigate if his predictions have come true or not.

Economic Inequality: Differences in Developed and Developing Nations

5. Economic Inequality: Differences in Developed and Developing Nations

Not everyone has the same house, the same car, or makes the same amount of money. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of economic inequality and investigate what characteristics make a nation developed or developing.

Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

6. Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

Worldwide poverty is a large issue. In this lesson, we will explore how poverty influences population growth rates and how these things relate to carrying capacity and global sustainability.

What Is Demographic Transition? - Definition & Stages

7. What Is Demographic Transition? - Definition & Stages

There are many differences between non-industrial and industrial countries. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of demographic transition and the stages that guide a country through its changes into an industrial country.

Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries

8. Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries

The population of a country is based on many factors. In this lesson, we will explore several important factors that differ between developed and developing countries.

Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

9. Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

The distribution of people varies depending in the type of location. In this lesson, we will explore how people are distributed between rural and urban areas and how these populations have changed over time.

Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption

10. Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption

What are the things you need to survive? Humans all need resources, and in this lesson, we will discuss how the growth of the human population is influencing the natural resources we rely on.

Urban Population Growth and Compact Development

11. Urban Population Growth and Compact Development

The population growth rates in urban areas are on the rise, and as more people move to cities, there are many problems that can occur. We will discuss several issues associated with this growth and also a potential method for minimizing the effects.

Overpopulation vs. Overconsumption

12. Overpopulation vs. Overconsumption

How many people can the Earth support? In this lesson, we will explore population growth and some of the concerns associated with this growth, including overpopulation and overconsumption.

Bottleneck Effect: Definition & Example

13. Bottleneck Effect: Definition & Example

In this lesson, you will learn what the bottleneck effect is and how it affects populations, read about some examples of the bottleneck effect, and even have a chance to ponder jelly beans.

California Population Growth

14. California Population Growth

In this lesson, you will learn about California's population growth over time, including how it is calculated, and some factors that affect population growth rate.

Negative Population Growth: Definition, Effects & Countries

15. Negative Population Growth: Definition, Effects & Countries

Is it possible for any one population to stop growing? In this lesson, you will learn the answer to that question. You will also learn whether or not zero population growth is beneficial.

The Limiting Factors of Population Growth

16. The Limiting Factors of Population Growth

Is it possible for any one population to grow so large it takes over the planet? In this lesson you will learn the answer to that question. You will learn about the limiting factors of population growth and how it controls population numbers.

Population Growth: Problems & Logistics

17. Population Growth: Problems & Logistics

What is a population? What can happen to the environment and the organisms if the population grows too fast? You will learn the answers to these questions and other facts related to populations and their growth in this lesson.

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