Population Growth Rate Calculations Using the World Population Clock (http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/clock.html) 1. What data do you need to collect from the World Population Clock to determine how quickly the human population is growing? 2. Describe the steps you will take to collect this data. What procedure will you use? 3. Construct a labeled data table to record your data. 4. Collect and record your data in the above table. 5. Use your data to calculate an average population growth per minute. Show your work. 6. Use your average to calculate population growth per hour, per day, and per year. Record your numbers below. Average population growth per minute: __________ per hour: __________ per day: __________ per year: __________ 7. See your teacher for a copy of the World Vital Events Per Time Unit: 2003 data (http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/ipc/pcwe). Compare this data to your data. What similarities do you see? What differences do you see? What might be some possible reasons for the differences?