Can We Feed the Growing Population?

Explore the interconnected resources that make up our agricultural system as you consider food production.

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Our agricultural system is comprised of interconnected resources. The availability of these resources affects how much food we can produce. In this module, you will explore the resources that make up our agricultural system in order to answer the question: can we feed the growing population? Food production is faced with a growing number of challenges, including the availability of resources such as arable land, sunlight, rain and organic matter.

Throughout this module, you will explore land uses and soil quality through graphs of land use and crop production. You will run experiments with computational models to compare the effect of different management strategies on the land. By the end of the module you will be able to describe how humans can maintain and replenish important resources to be able to produce food long into the future.

This module contains five activities, each approximately 45 minutes long.

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Record Link
<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Can We Feed the Growing Population?. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2014, June 30.</a>

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Can We Feed the Growing Population? (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2014, June 30), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Can We Feed the Growing Population? (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2014, June 30), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Can We Feed the Growing Population?. (2014, June 30). Retrieved 2017, February 25, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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High-Adventure ScienceThis resource is a part of the Concord Consortium's High-Adventure Science project.

Grade Level
Middle School, High School, Higher Education
Subject
Earth and Space Science
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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