Population Change

This Population Change lesson plan also includes:

Your youngsters become cheetahs in search of food, water, shelter, and space in a fun physical game that does a fantastic job of representing fluctuating species population based on resources available over years. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a large classroom graph and chart it together from round to round
Classroom Considerations

  • In Activity 1, the cheetah movements to signify factors of habitat cover all but water. Consider combining food and water into the movement listed so it is represented
Pros

  • Kids are up and moving, creating data through a fun game
  • The game is thoroughly described and will require almost no materials
  • You'll probably get requests to play this again during PE; spread habitats and cheetahs out to create a more physically challenging activity
Cons

  • None