Reflection: Classroom Setup Limiting factors and models of population growth (1 of 2) - Section 5: EXPLAIN: Definitions and carrying capacity


STEM courses develop student to visual represent data. In a blended classroom that uses computers frequently, this can be a challenge. Students may need to "draw" but if they are documenting work in an online document, how will they capture their work. For educators using the Google ecosystem, one simple hack is to use the "drawing feature." This feature allows students to quickly create simple graphs that they can embed in their documents without having to photograph pictures of drawing on paper.  Additionally, this feature allows student to import pictures and annotate these pictures quickly. This is very useful for tasks that require students to find diagrams and annotate them within an online document.

Here is a quick tutorial that describes the draw features, but is not specific to the task of drawing a graph:


  Creating graphs in a cloud document
  Classroom Setup: Creating graphs in a cloud document
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Limiting factors and models of population growth (1 of 2)

Unit 4: Populations
Lesson 2 of 16

Objective: Students will be able to 1) categorize factors that limit population growth as density-dependent or density-independent; 2) define carrying capacity; and 3) accurately predict how density-dependent factors will limit the growth of populations.

Big Idea: Factors that affect population size can be density-dependent or density- independent. How might we use modeling to understand the impact of each type of factor on population growth?

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Science, population ecology, computer simulations
  55 minutes
graphic limiting factors and models of population
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