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Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow

Published on 07/11/2011

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will use population data to study the relationship between predator and prey populations.

Objectives

  • Students will develop a method of graphing a population cycling model.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of population dynamics.
  • Students will describe several factors affecting animal populations.

Vocabulary

  • predator
  • prey
  • population cycling
  • population dynamics

About the Lesson

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to:

  • Graph a population cycling model.
  • Analyze the data and investigate the predator/prey relationship between the lynx and the snowshoe hare.