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College Environmental Science Instructor Guide

(PS-3809A)

College Instructor edition with experiments covering introductory and general environmental science topics.

Populations Dynamics

Lab Summary

Use My World GIS to examine the relationships between life expectancy, infant mortality rate, fertility rate, illiteracy rate, per capita income, and population growth.

**Requires My World GIS License.

Theory

Students examine the relationships between life expectancy, infant mortality rate, fertility rate, illiteracy rate, per capita income, and population growth. They use this information to:

  • Analyze current and future problems related to population dynamics in various countries.
  • Estimate the future world population.

Method

Students analyze global data about population growth and the factors that influence it using databases in My World GIS. Additionally, students:

  • Prepare scatterplots and assess correlations.
  • Use key indicators of population changes, formulas, and the spreadsheet automatic fill capability to create a spreadsheet showing predicted increases in world population.

Sensors / Equipment Used:

My World GIS Classroom (10 seat) License

(SE-7352C)

Allows the installation and use of the Software on up to 10 computers within the confines of a single classroom or student laboratory at a K-12 educational institution, or on a single mobile cart.

Materials Used:

Spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel®

The Associated Bundle:

College Environmental Science Sensor Bundle

(PS-2930A)

Contains the probeware needed to perform all 26 experiments in the College Environmental Science instructor guide.

Interface Required

This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.