This How Many Penguins Does It Take? Studying Carrying Capacity and Limiting Factors lesson plan also includes:
How does a population's habitat determine the size of that population? Teach learners about carrying capacity and limiting factors with an engaging roleplay activity. Class members pose as a colony of penguins who must gather food amidst limited supply, physical limitations, and peer competition.
- Prior knowledge of penguin behavior is helpful
- Requires a large amount of space and some prep work
- Comprehension questions are available in the attached student version; answer key is available in the main lesson plan
- Be sure that roleplay of injured penguins does not mock people with special needs