Biomagnification and Bald Eagles

In an ecology simulation, middle schoolers draw dots, representing chemicals, on green strips of paper, representing aquatic plants. After you hide the strips around the room, they pretend to be fish and collect plants as food. The total chemical dots are tabulated and transferred to orange strips, representing fish. Finally, after fish strips are hidden, high schoolers pretend to be eagles and collect fish as food. The total chemical dots are again tabulated and the effects of biomagnificaiton demonstrated. Extension and assessment activities are suggested within the plan.

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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Simulation
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