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Lynx and Snowshoe Hare Cycle

Published on 07/31/2012

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will analyze a predator/prey graph that represents the population cycling of the lynx and the snowshoe hare.

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 occuring 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

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

As a result, student 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.