Education Technology

TI: The World Population: Logistic Model

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Students will collect world population data from the Internet, find a logistic model for the data, and use their model to predict future populations.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.

During the Activity

Follow the procedures outlined in the Activity.

Students will:

  • Collect world population data from the Internet.
  • Find a logistic model for world population data.
  • Use their model to predict future populations.
  • After the Activity

    Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary