What are the consequences of natural
population change over time?
What are the effects of changing birth and death
Homework: Not all populations look like pyramids
GCSE Geography OCR B
Activities 1, 2b, 3, 4, 5
Get into a group of six people.
You each represent a different country.
Give your country a name. Number the countries from 1 to 6.
Divide the sweets up randomly between the group so that each person
has the same number of sweets, or have a packet of sweets per person.
Leave at least twelve in the central dish.
DO NOT EAT ANY OF THE SWEETS - THEY ARE YOUR
The sweets represent your population.
Make a note of your population structure.
Blue - Male Adults
Orange - Female Adults
Red - Male Children
Yellow - Female Children
Green - People aged over 65
Pink - Ethnic Minorities
Shuffle the chance cards and put them in the middle of the table.
Each country takes it in turn to take a card from the top of the
You must carry out whatever instructions are on the cards.
If you lose any of your population DO NOT EAT THEM!
Put them back into the central dish.
You will be told when the game ends - how will you decide which country is the 'winner'?
Complete your worksheets.
As a table, consider the following questions, and write down one
answer for each.
• Which scenarios changed the birth rate?
• Which scenarios changed the death rate?
• Which scenarios changed the migration rate?
• Which scenarios were push factors of migration?
• Which scenarios were pull factors of migration?
Who do you think won? What makes them the winning country? Is it
the country with the highest population or the most balanced
A profile of your country…
Think: At which stage of the DTM might we find your country?
Think: Is your country LEDC or MEDC?
Plot: The position of your country on the GapMinder graph.
Use the above information to write a short summary of your country.
Which real life country does your country most closely represent?