# What challenges can a growing population present?

In this lesson we will explore how rapidly growing populations in certain areas can present challenges, especially around infrastructure and resources.

# What challenges can a growing population present?

In this lesson we will explore how rapidly growing populations in certain areas can present challenges, especially around infrastructure and resources.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. Describe how increased population density creates challenges
2. Examine why slums develop around rapidly growing cities
3. Reflect on how pollution can become a serious challenge

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## Starter quiz

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### 5 Questions

Q1.
Japan has an ageing population.
False
Q2.
In a population pyramid, females are usually shown on which side of the graph?
The left side.
Q3.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has a higher than average life expectancy, compared to other nations.
True
Q4.
What do population pyramids show?
Correct answer: How many people in a population are in each age group.
The average wages of someone living in a particular country.
The employment rates of a particular country.
The population density of a particular country.
Q5.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has a youthful population.
False

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### 10 Questions

Q1.
What was the world's population in 1800?
Q2.
Which of these is a negative impact of air pollution?
Dirty rain
Less rain
More rain
Q3.
Particulate matter in New Delhi is at safe levels.
True
Q4.
Which country has the largest population in the world?
Australia
India
The United States of America
Q5.
What is a population?
The average age that a person is expected to live to.
The number of births per 1000 people per year.
The number of deaths per 1000 people per year.
Correct answer: The people who live in a particular place.
When there are more births than deaths, so the population grows.
When there are more deaths than births, so the population shrinks.
Q6.
In terms of populations, what is the definition of birth rate?
The average age that a person is expected to live to.
Correct answer: The number of births per 1000 people per year.
The number of deaths per 1000 people per year.
The people who live in a particular place.
When there are more births than deaths, so the population grows.
When there are more deaths than births, so the population shrinks.
Q7.
In terms of populations, what is the definition of death rate?
The average age that a person is expected to live to.
The number of births per 1000 people per year.
Correct answer: The number of deaths per 1000 people per year.
The people who live in a particular place.
When there are more births than deaths, so the population grows.
When there are more deaths than births, so the population shrinks.
Q8.
In terms of populations, what is the definition of natural increase?
The average age that a person is expected to live to.
The number of births per 1000 people per year.
The number of deaths per 1000 people per year.
The people who live in a particular place.
Correct answer: When there are more births than deaths, so the population grows.
When there are more deaths than births, so the population shrinks.
Q9.
In terms of populations, what is the definition of natural decrease?
The average age that a person is expected to live to.
The number of births per 1000 people per year.
The number of deaths per 1000 people per year.
The people who live in a particular place.
When there are more births than deaths, so the population grows.
Correct answer: When there are more deaths than births, so the population shrinks.
Q10.
In terms of populations, what is the definition of life expectancy?
Correct answer: The average age that a person is expected to live to.
The number of births per 1000 people per year.
The number of deaths per 1000 people per year.
The people who live in a particular place.
When there are more births than deaths, so the population grows.
When there are more deaths than births, so the population shrinks.