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Chapter 36: 9-11

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Biology Homework Chapter 36: Population Structure


Reading Preparation

Textbook Assignment: Chapter 36: , sections 9-11

Study Points

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Studying Populations

Take notes on any questions you have, and be prepared to discuss the lecture in chat.

Study Activity

Perform the study activity below:

Use the information at the US Census website Population Clock to explore how population has changed for different states in the US and countries of the world.

  • On the US page, back the population clock up to January 1, 2011.
    • What was the US total population? How does this compare with the current US population?
    • What was the population of the most populous state? What is it now?
    • Which state had the highest density?
    • Use the slider under the population pyramide to set the date to 2010 or earliest possible date, then slide it forward to the current or latest possible date. How does the population change? Which segments are growing? Which are diminishing?
  • On the World page, identify the most populous countries. How is their population changing over time?
  • What are the implications of the changes you identified for the economies of the world?

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

Read through the lab for this week; bring questions to chat on any aspect of the lab, whether you intend not perform it or not. If you decide to perform the lab, be sure to submit your report by the posted due date.