# Calculate the population density

```CALCULATING POPULATION DENSITY
LEARNING TARGETS:
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Define population density and contrast it to population distribution and population range.
Calculate the population density of an area.
Explain how a high population density impacts its members and their habitat.
HYPOTHESIS:
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Predict the population density of the class by using the formula below:
POPULATION DENSITY= # OF PEOPLE/AREA
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Predict what will happen to population density as you decrease the size of the room.
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Predict what kind of behaviors will occur as you decrease the size of the room.
RESULTS:
Classroom
Length
(m)
Width
(m)
Area
(m2)
Individuals Population
Density
Observations
DISCUSSION:
1.
Explain what happens to the population density as the area gets smaller.
2. Explain three environmental changes that would take place if the population density of a species
doubled.
3. If you were allowed to choose one fourth of the classroom to be confined to, which fourth
would you choose and why?