Population Growth
Objective: Students will be able to analyze and interpret data in order to determine human population growth,
highlighting stability and change over time.
Video: 7 Billion and Counting:
Answer the following questions:
1. How many people are born and how many people die in every second?
2. A megacity is—?
3. What were the 3 megacities in 1975?
4. How many are there presently?
5. What was the life expectancy of a human in 2010? How does that compare to 1960?
6. It’s not space we need, it’s _________. What does this statement mean to you?
What is the graph depicting?
What is the time frame for this graph?
Why do you think part of the graph is red and part is
blue?
Identify 3 potential factors that may have influenced
population growth in the 1960s.
Population Growth
Objective: Students will be able to analyze and interpret data in order to determine human population growth,
highlighting stability and change over time.
Why do you think the human population stayed the same
from 2,000 to 5 billion years ago?
What types of changes/developments (choose at least 3)
do you think helped increase human population over the
last 2,000 years?
Use the graph to complete the following conclusion about
populations: As humans _________, the world population
__________.