Carrying Capacity

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Carrying Capacity

Carrying capacity is the maximum number of a species an environment can support indefinitely. With over 7 billion people living on earth today it is true that with every increase the ability for the earth to support us dwindles over time. Do you know the scientific backing for this theory? Take the quiz and learn more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Slide 3: Which scientist explored the concept of human carrying capacity?
    • A. 

      Thomas Marshall Greene

    • B. 

      Alexamder Grahm Bell

    • C. 

      Thomas Robert Malthus

    • D. 

      Dr. Richard Jones

  • 2. 
    Slide 4: Which symbol represents carrying capacity?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      C

    • C. 

      K

    • D. 

      V

  • 3. 
    Slide 4: Carrying capacity refers to the number of indiividuals of a populatoin that can be ______________ _______________ by a given area.
  • 4. 
    Slide 5:             Which standard of living can sustain its population the longest?
    • A. 

      LOW Standard of Living

    • B. 

      HIGH Standard of Living

    • C. 

      HIGHEST Standard of Living

  • 5. 
    Slide 6: Do human have more control of their ecological constraints than other species?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    Slide 7: Do most women around the world have the same number of children?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    Slide 7: Check three factors that determine how many children a woman has.
    • A. 

      Technology

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      Climate

    • D. 

      Economy

  • 8. 
    Slide 8: In this slide, what has technology helped advance since the 1700s?
    • A. 

      Aerospace research and development

    • B. 

      Food production and distribution

    • C. 

      Environmental pollution

    • D. 

      Water purification techniques

  • 9. 
    Slide 9: The potential of the human K has increased due to:
    • A. 

      The decrease of criminal behavior

    • B. 

      The increase of illegal immigrants

    • C. 

      Bigger John Deeres

    • D. 

      Farming advancements

  • 10. 
    Slide 10: Which factors could reduce the K Below current estimates? Pick three.
    • A. 

      Migration

    • B. 

      Rising ocean levels

    • C. 

      Natural climate variation

    • D. 

      Global warming

  • 11. 
    Slide 11:         The slide says that innovation will "save us" from ourselves and changes in the environment.  What does that  mean? 
    • A. 

      Future technology will solves our problems.

    • B. 

      People need to plan for the future, now.

    • C. 

      Resources will always be available.

    • D. 

      Nothing people do will make a difference.

  • 12. 
    Slide 12:         The slide says that technology will reach a limit to its capabilities.    What does that  mean? 
    • A. 

      Future technology will solve our problems.

    • B. 

      People need to plan for the future, now.

    • C. 

      Resources will always be available.

    • D. 

      Nothing people do will make a difference.

  • 13. 
    Slide 13: Presently, the Earth has 6 billion people.  Would you like living on Earth with 50 billion people? Opinion only.  Not graded.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    Slide 14: Check three boxes that would impact a person's standard of living.
    • A. 

      Clean water supply

    • B. 

      Updated technology

    • C. 

      Plentiful food supply

    • D. 

      Amount of pollution

  • 15. 
    Slide 15: Check three things that developing countries might not have that they need.
    • A. 

      Streaming video

    • B. 

      Clean water

    • C. 

      Enough food

    • D. 

      Medical care

  • 16. 
    Slide 16: People in developing countries have a lower standard of living than the U.S. because: Pick three.
    • A. 

      Larger family sizes

    • B. 

      Lack of clean water

    • C. 

      Limited food

    • D. 

      High speed internet

  • 17. 
    Slide 16: Do other countries what to live like the U.S.?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 18. 
    Slide 17: Check three things about the American diet.
    • A. 

      Americans eat high on the food chain.

    • B. 

      American are cautious about the resources they use.

    • C. 

      10% of the food is wasted

    • D. 

      Americans use more resources than vegetarians

  • 19. 
    Slide 18: People who predominately eat grains, fruits and _______________ are getting more out of the energy requiresd to produce the food, than those who eat _________________. Two words.  One space between.
  • 20. 
    Slide 18: Which type of diet sustains more people?
    • A. 

      Rice, millet and wheat

    • B. 

      Fish, beef, and chicken

  • 21. 
    Slide 19: Americans produce a loty of "quick waste."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Slide 20: Check three examples of "quick waste."
    • A. 

      Water bottles and soda bottles

    • B. 

      Lunchable packaging

    • C. 

      Organic vegetables

    • D. 

      McDonald's wrappers

  • 23. 
    Slide 21: Check all the renewable energy sources.
    • A. 

      Hydropower

    • B. 

      Solar energy

    • C. 

      Fossil fuels

    • D. 

      Coal

    • E. 

      Biomass energy

  • 24. 
    Slide 22: At home many waste materials could be _______________, instead of being _____________ away. Two words.  One space between.
  • 25. 
    Slide 22: The impact a person has on the environment is called an _____________ _________________. Two words.  One space between.