Education Technology

Arctic Wars - Lynx vs. Snowshoe Hare

Published on 07/16/2011

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will investigate a population with cycling patterns that exist between a predator and its prey.

Objectives

  • Students will analyze a predator prey graph that represents the population cycling of the lynx and the snowshoe hare.
  • Students will hypothesize what is actually occurring at different points of the predator prey graph.
  • Students will predict future trends that will occur in a predator prey population.

Vocabulary

  • population cycling
  • predator
  • prey

About the Lesson

This lesson involves investigating population cycling patterns that exist between a predator and its prey.
As a result, students will:

  • Interact with a given situation to make predictions in an unknown situation.
  • Draw conclusions from graphs.
  • Predict future trends that will occur in a predator prey population.