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Activity Overview

In this activity, students will develop a method to graph a predator-prey population model. They will analyze the data and gain an understanding of populations dynamics.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print pages 129 - 133 from the attached PDF file for your class
  • During the Activity

    Distribute the pages to your class.

    Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Graph the population of the lynx and the hare over time
  • Examine the variation in population size
  • Understand what factors affect animal populations
  • After the Activity

    Students will complete Student Data Collection and Analysis Sheet.

    Review student results

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary