“Simulating Human Population Dynamics” by Peter Ashton and Dianne Lebryk

Edited by Kristi Ryken

The instructor will introduce basic population terminology and then a NetLogo model of a human population. Students will work through a series of investigations leading them to study how demographic parameters influence population dynamics. Students will use the World Factbook to make claims and inferences about types of countries and propose solutions to rapid or negative population growth.

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Grade Level: 10-12, AP Environmental Science
Difficulty Level: Introductory
Skills and Topics: Earth and Environmental Science, population dynamics, NetLogo, design solution, modeling, human population, analyzing data
Technical Needs: Computer, NetLogo