Carolina EcoKits: Population Growth and Carrying Capacity

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  • Observe and measure the population dynamics of duckweed in a closed system
  • Graph the population growth and explore the differences between exponential and logistic growth
  • Determine the carrying capacity of a closed system
The fast reproduction rate of duckweed makes it a perfect organism for studying population growth. Students first predict what changes will take place within a population in a closed system. After creating a closed-system environment for duckweed, students investigate their predictions by completing regular counts of the population over a 3- to 4-week period. Using the collected data, students graph the population data, calculate growth rate, and determine the carrying capacity of the system. Kit accommodates a class of up to 30 students working in pairs. Grades 9—12.
Content standards
This kit is appropriate for high school students and addresses the following National Science Education Standards:
Grades 9-12
Unifying Concepts and Processes
    - Systems, order, and organization
    - Change, constancy, and measurement
    - Evolution and equilibrium
Science as Inquiry
    - Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
    - Understandings about scientific inquiry
Life Science
    - Interdependence of organisms
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