SKILL BUILDER: Exponential and logistic growth

Unit 4: Populations
Lesson 4 of 16

Objective: Students will be able to 1) explain the assumptions of an exponential and logistic growth model; 2) accurately predict how a population will grow based on initial characteristics of the population; 3) model the growth of houseflies and yeast with exponential or logistic growth curves.

Big Idea: Under ideal conditions, every population has a particular maximum growth potential in the shape of a J-curve, but under normal conditions population growth levels off. How might we model exponential and logistic growth using real-world populations?

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