Ch 13: Washington EOC Biology Grade 10: Populations & Sustainability

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Explore the engaging lessons in this chapter to boost your comprehension of populations and sustainability as you prepare to take the Washington EOC Biology Grade 10 test. Short quizzes and a chapter exam test your knowledge of the lessons.

Washington EOC Biology Grade 10: Populations & Sustainability - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to take the in-depth look at populations and sustainability you need to competently answer questions on the Washington EOC Biology Grade 10 test. Gaining greater insight into the biotic potential, biodiversity, ecosystems and more will ensure you're ready for questions that ask you to:

  • Discuss human population, biotic potential and carrying capacity of a population
  • Define population density, and provide details about population density around the world
  • Share the limiting factors of population growth and how to use population graphs to predict ecosystem changes
  • Provide the meaning of biodiversity, and discuss fossil evidence for biological diversity, speciation and mass extinction
  • Describe desert, ocean and freshwater ecosystems, and explain biological diversity and the forest
  • Explain the meaning and application of environmental sustainability, and share obstacles and impacts of sustainable development

Navigating the lessons in this chapter is quick and easy. After choosing your first lesson, simply scroll along the right-hand sidebar to select more lessons to review in any sequence you desire. Access the lessons any time, day or night, and revisit them as often as needed until you fully comprehend populations and sustainability. If you want to gauge your comprehension of the subject matter, take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam. Any questions you have about lesson concepts can be submitted to our experts.

13 Lessons in Chapter 13: Washington EOC Biology Grade 10: Populations & Sustainability
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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.

What Is Population Density? - Definition & Measurements

3. 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

4. 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.

The Limiting Factors of Population Growth

5. 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.

Using Population Graphs to Predict Ecosystem Changes

6. Using Population Graphs to Predict Ecosystem Changes

Learn how to predict the changes in the population size of a species using predator-prey relationships, carry capacity, and population density. Don't worry if you're unfamiliar with any of these terms, since this lesson will also explain them and more.

What is Biodiversity? - Definition and Relation to Ecosystem Stability

7. What is Biodiversity? - Definition and Relation to Ecosystem Stability

Imagine making a list of all of the species you have ever heard of; it would be an enormous list! There are many different species on this planet. This lesson will explore the diversity of species, as well as the different types of diversity and how diversity of life is essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems.

Fossil Evidence for Biological Diversity, Speciation, & Mass Extinction

8. Fossil Evidence for Biological Diversity, Speciation, & Mass Extinction

One of the best sources of evidence we have for evolution is the fossil record. Fossils provide a wealth of information on how species change over time and for exciting events like mass extinctions and new species formation.

Desert Ecosystems: How Biodiversity Impacts Hot and Cold Deserts

9. Desert Ecosystems: How Biodiversity Impacts Hot and Cold Deserts

In this lesson, you'll learn about the biodiversity that makes up a desert ecosystem. You will discover what makes a desert a desert and study the different plant and animal life that inhabit both hot and cold deserts.

Ecosystems of Oceans and Freshwater: Biological Diversity and Water

10. Ecosystems of Oceans and Freshwater: Biological Diversity and Water

In this lesson, you'll learn about the biodiversity of ecosystems based on water. You will discover that marine, freshwater and a mixture of salt and freshwater create very different ecosystems, which in turn influence the amount of biodiversity that is found in these habitats.

Biological Diversity and the Forest: Ecosystems of the Rainforests and Temperate Forests

11. Biological Diversity and the Forest: Ecosystems of the Rainforests and Temperate Forests

In this lesson, you'll learn about three main types of forests found on earth: coniferous, deciduous and tropical rainforests. You'll also discover how the ecosystems where these trees are located affect the biodiversity within them.

Environmental Sustainability: Definition and Application

12. Environmental Sustainability: Definition and Application

Environmental sustainability allows for the needs of man to be met without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Learn applications of environmental sustainability, including sustainable agriculture, forestry and energy.

Sustainable Development: Definition, Obstacles & Impact

13. Sustainable Development: Definition, Obstacles & Impact

Let's discuss the idea of sustainable development. Then, let's looks at the obstacles involved with developing the world's economy to meet the needs of the present without hurting future generations. After the video, test what you learned through our practice quiz.

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