Competing for Resources

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Young biologists examine the concept of scarce resources with a reading comprehension passage. After finishing the paragraphs, learners turn to the questions to demonstrate what they have learned about what is beneficial and what is detrimental to different organisms in an environment.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have a discussion about the ethics of hunting and animal relocation from populated areas
  • Create a game in which groups of learners must compete for the same resources (role playing as animals, or competing for different supplies for a project)
  • Add to a reading packet to reinforce context clues and reading comprehension skills
Pros

  • Addresses vocabulary and reading skills that would be helpful for any subject
  • Provides an answer key for easy assessment
Cons

  • None
Common Core