Population Dynamics: The Predator-Prey Lab

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Wolves eat better when the bunny population increases, but how long does that last? A series of 12 biology lessons uses the sixth installment to explore the predator-prey relationship between bunny and wolf populations. Young scientists use paper to represent bunnies and wolves. As they drop the wolves on the bunnies, the bunny population changes. An Excel document monitors the populations and allows pupils to make conclusions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Run the lab yourself prior to using it with pupils to understand the dynamics
  • Create an interdisciplinary lesson by analyzing the data through mathematical equations and predictions
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires an understanding of predator-prey relationships prior to the lesson
Pros

  • Includes a video demonstration of the lab for clarification
  • A pre-made Excel document makes the procedure simple to follow
Cons

  • None
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