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Ch 16: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Population Growth

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The video lessons and quizzes in this chapter cover everything you need to know about population growth for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification exam. They will refresh your memory to help you answer questions like the ones you will see on your exam.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Population - Chapter Summary

If you need help recalling the ways in which the population distribution in urban places is different from that in rural places, you can watch a quick 5-10 minute video lesson to help you remember. Use our quizzes to test your understanding of how the growth of the population can affect much-needed resources. This chapter's study guides will help you recall information about the following material for your exam:

  • Factors of human population
  • History of the growth of the human population
  • Thomas Malthus' views on population growth
  • Population and carrying capacity
  • Definition of demographic transition
  • Characteristics of developed countries
  • Differences between population between urban and rural places
  • Effects of population size
  • Compact development

If you need to jump to specific areas of the video, you can use the timeline. If you answer any of your quiz questions incorrectly, the answers can be easily viewed by clicking the 'Watch Answer' buttons. We have expert instructors who can answer any questions you have while you move through the lessons.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Population Growth Objectives

This study chapter covers the material on the Life Science section of the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam. The Life Science portion represents 25% of the total test questions.

Relevant test objectives include demonstrating your knowledge of the factors that affect groups of living things and the ways in which basic needs are met among populations. The exam will contain 100 multiple-choice questions that could be answered on paper or a computer.

9 Lessons in Chapter 16: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Population Growth
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

The History of Human Population Growth and Carrying Capacity

2. 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

3. 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.

Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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