Monday, April 11, 2011

Population Dynamics Simulator

Today in class students completed a webquest examining populations dynamics in several countries. Click on the picture below to access the simulation.

An important point to remember for this activity is: The demographic transition is complete when the birthrate falls to meet the death rate and population growth stops.

Below are the directions for this activity:
1. Download the data table.
2. Under "Lessons" click "The demographic transition."
3. Read the background information and the questions, so you know what to answer at the end of this section.
4. Open the simulator (click the icon on the top right).

We will go over all of the aspects of the simulator as a class before you begin experimenting with these tools.

Homework: Study for your test on Wednesday/Thursday! Please bring your computer to class on Tuesday so we can continue to work with the simulator.

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