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Introduction to Population

Year 8

Miss Glenn

on 10 March 2014

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Transcript of Introduction to Population

Guess what we will be learning about in today's lesson?
Learning Objectives
Population Distribution
What is population distribution?
What is population density?
Watch the video below...
Mr Wrong
What is wrong with this statement?
Try correcting the statement!
The way in which people are spread across an area is known as population density.
Identify which 10 countries have the highest population
Stretch and Challenge:
Try ranking these countries
in population
Guess today's learning objective
What does this map tell you about population?
Population distribution
means the pattern of where people live across a given area.
Places which are sparsely populated contain few people.
Places which are densely populated contain many people.

Sparsely populated places tend to be difficult places to live. These are usually places with hostile environments e.g. Antarctica.

Places which are densely populated are habitable environments e.g. Europe.
Population density
is the average number of people per square kilometre. It is a way of measuring population distribution and shows whether an area is sparsely or densely populated.
World population distribution is uneven.
This map shows the size of a country based on the proportion of the world’s population living there.
Population distribution and density
Sparsely or densely populated?
What do people need to survive?
How does this affect population density and distribution?
What affects where we live?
Think, Pair and Share
Environmental and human factors affect the spread of people across the world.

Factors attracting settlement
1. Temperate climate, eg the UK
2. Low-lying flat fertile land, eg the Bangladesh Delta
3. Good supplies of natural resources, eg building resources

Factors discouraging settlement
1. Extreme climates, eg Sahara Desert
2.Mountainous or highland areas, eg the Scottish Highlands
3. Dense vegetation, eg the Amazon Rainforest
Activity 2
Complete the worksheet.
Stretch and Challenge:
Choose a location you have visited. Was it densely or sparsely populated? What are the reasons for this? Write a paragraph to describe and explain your location.
1. Match the key words to the correct definition and write into your book
2. Create a table in your book and decide which words we associate with sparsely populated areas and densely populated areas.

3. What is the link between sparsely populated areas of the earth and physical features?

4. How do physical features (e.g. mountains) and physical processes (e.g. cold climate) affect people and their choice of where to live?
Are you typical ?
Population Density = Number of people/Area (Km2)
A population is a group of any species of organisms LIVING in a specific region or ecosystem
The entire world’s population lives on only a third of the land surface!
Some areas are very crowded and others are almost empty.
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