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Ch 12: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Human Population Characteristics

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With the lessons of this chapter, you will be able to review the factors that affect human population size, population growth, demographic transitions and other populations characteristics. These lessons will help you prepare for related questions on the MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Human Population Characteristics - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter have been assembled to aid in your review of the characteristics of human populations. In these short, engaging videos, our professional instructors will help you prepare for questions on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Integrated Science exam about:

  • Factors that affect the size of human populations
  • Carrying capacity and the history of human population growth
  • Thomas Malthus' theory of human population growth
  • Relationships between poverty, carrying capacity and sustainability
  • Stages of demographic transition
  • Characteristics of populations in highly developed and developing countries
  • Differences between rural and urban population distributions
  • Population impacts on resource consumption
  • Compact development of urban populations

If you think you may benefit from an alternative review of these lessons, read the transcripts that present you with written overviews of the videos and identify the key vocabulary of the chapter. You can also take the lesson quizzes to determine how well you understand the material and then use your quiz results to identify areas of weakness and the video tags to return to the locations of the lessons that explain these subjects so that you can study them while skipping over the material you've already mastered.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Human Population Characteristics Chapter Objectives

Individuals in the state of Michigan take the MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam to demonstrate that they have the skills needed to earn a subject-specific certification to become high school science teachers. This certification exam has 100 multiple-choice questions which may be completed on a paper-based test or a computer-based test. One-fourth of these questions will belong to the content domain of Life Science and this is where you may see some questions regarding the growth and diversity of human populations.

9 Lessons in Chapter 12: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Human Population Characteristics
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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.

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.

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