# Year 7 Assessment – Environments and Feeding Relationships

```How many people are there?
TASK ;- Your task is to draw a graph using the information given below and then to
 During this assessment your teacher will be looking a 2 things
a) Your ability to draw an accurate scatter graph
Year
1500
1550
1600
1650
1700
1750
1800
1850
1900
1950
1975
2000
Estimated world
population (millions)
400
420
480
575
640
725
925
1200
1600
2400
4000
6100
1. Use the information to draw a scatter graph
with a line of best fit.
2. Most populations are kept in check by other
factors (the human population is an
exception). Name 2 factors that might keep
the population of rabbits in check.
3. Why do you think the human population has
increased so much in the last 100 years.
4. Continue your graph to estimate the number
of people in the year 2025.
5. The rate at which the human population is
growing is considered a great problem. Why
do you think this is?
6. How might the growth of the human
population be slowed down in the future.
7. In various places around the world, there are too many people and not enough food. How does
this affect the people in these areas?
8. Wars often cause people to leave an area. This is called migration. The same word is used to
describe animals leaving an area. What might cause foxes to migrate.
Year
1850
1852
1854
1856
1858
1860
Island X population
130
180
222
174
143
183
This table shows the population of rabbits on a
small island
9. Draw another scatter graph of this information.
10. Describe what happens to the population.
11. Give 2 things that could have caused the change in
1856.
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Teachers Notes
Level 4 – Results shown in graph form this may be bar graph or simple line graph
without named axis or a line of best fit
Level 5 – Results shown in a line graph with named axis. Some attempt to draw a
line of best fit.
Answers to questions show sound understanding
Level 6 – Results shown in accurate line graph with appropriate scale and named
axis. Units are included and there is an accurate line of best fit drawn.
Answers to questions show good understanding .
Level 7 – Results shown in accurate line graph with appropriate scale and named
axis. Units are included and there is an accurate line of best fit drawn.
Answers to questions show detailed understanding and ability to
transfer knowledge of animal populations to human populations.