There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

Although mosquitoes are prey to millions of animals, they are also a deadly predator to humans. Through a simulation game, groups of learners explore predator-prey relationships. Over rounds, data is collected and used to create graphs that are then analyzed. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Activity best fits in a unit on relationships among organisms in an ecosystem
Classroom Considerations

  • Game board referred to in the lesson is available upon request
  • Put learners in groups ahead of class, 12 per group maximum
  • The second in a series of 13 related resources

  • Activity provides student data sheets, cards, game directions, overhead copies, and assessment rubric
  • Groups not only play the game but analyze their results and discuss

  • None
Common Core