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Ch 72: NMTA Social Science: Effects of Population on the Environment

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Check out this chapter to review key material on population and how it affects the environment. This NMTA Social Science prep material is covered by our professional instructors in the video lessons and text components.

NMTA Social Science: Effects of Population on the Environment - Chapter Summary

Among this chapter's content you'll see population characteristics of highly developed and developing countries as well as info on sparsely populated regions around the world. Practice quizzes throughout this NMTA Social Science prep chapter cover those topics and the following:

  • Urban population growth and compact development
  • The effects of population size on resource consumption
  • The stages of demographic transition
  • Population distribution in rural and urban areas
  • Per capita income differences in developed and developing nations
  • Biotic potential and carrying capacity of a population
  • Major factors that increase and decrease population
  • Different measurements of population density

The short video lessons make for a fun way to brush up on the chapter's population issues. You can use the video tags to quickly revisit anything in a lesson that you want to look at a second time.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: Effects of Population on the Environment Chapter

The items on the NMTA Social Science test evaluate your expertise for the purpose of teacher licensure qualification in New Mexico. The Geography and Culture content area on this computer-based exam is where you'll see questions based on info in this chapter. This content domain makes up about 19% of the 150 multiple-choice questions.

14 Lessons in Chapter 72: NMTA Social Science: Effects of Population on the Environment
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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.

What Is Population Density? - Definition & Measurements

4. 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.

Population Density Around the World

5. 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.

Sparsely Populated World Regions

6. 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.

Economic Inequality: Differences in Developed and Developing Nations

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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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