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NES - Effects of Population on the Environment - Chapter Summary
Explore the effects of population on the environment before sitting for the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination. This chapter's online videos allow you to look at the survival of animals in various habitats and study human population density across the planet. You'll also obtain a better understanding of terms such as biotic potential, demography, environmental resistance and carrying capacity as you review this material. You will also be exposed to ecosystems and compact development. Watch all of the animated videos to also be able to :
- Distinguish between ecosystems and environments
- Describe the components of ecosystems and habitats
- Note the economic disparities between and the population characteristics of developed and still-developing nations
- Explore the correlation between poverty rates and population growth
- Compare population distribution in urban and rural areas
- Discuss the effects of population size on the consumption of natural resources
- Differentiate between over-consumption and over-population
These short video lessons and your mobile technology can provide you with the flexibility of online study. Revisit the topics in this chapter as you get ready for the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination. You'll have the option of pausing the lessons for greater absorption of the material, then restarting them at your convenience. Video tags can be found under the timeline link; use them to leap forward instantly to the next main topic. The transcripts include bold key terms, and the ask-an-expert feature gives you access to expert guidance. Test your progress when you take the lessons' five-question quizzes.
NES - Effects of Population on the Environment Objectives
When you reach the second content domain of the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination, you'll apply the information you reviewed in this chapter. Titled, Geography and Culture, the section adds up to 19% of the test score. You'll be asked to demonstrate your knowledge of the effects of resources and various environments on the population as a whole. This computer-administered assessment should last no longer than three hours. Accurately answered, the examination's 150 multiple-choice questions could earn you a social science teaching endorsement.
1. The Environment, Levels of Ecology and Ecosystems
Do you know the difference between an environment and an ecosystem? In this lesson, you'll find out what makes an environment, and what makes an ecosystem. You'll also learn what ecology is and some of the ways that scientists study ecology using organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems and even the entire biosphere.
2. Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches
Check out this video lesson to understand the many complex aspects of an ecosystem. See how animals live in habitats and survive amongst their surroundings.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Population Density Around the World
This lesson will explain the concept of population density. In doing this, it will discuss sparsely versus densely populated areas. It will also identify the primary and secondary population clusters of the world.
8. Sparsely Populated World Regions
This lesson will explain the reasons for a sparse population distribution. In doing so, it will highlight the factors of relief, natural resources, climate, and political and economic stability. It will also give examples of sparsely populated areas.
9. What Is Population Density? - Definition & Measurements
This lesson will seek to explain the concept of population density. It will focus on three specific measurements of density. They are arithmetic, physiological, and agricultural density.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
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