This Woodland Chase lesson plan also includes:
Too many predators or too many prey is not good for a habitat. Pupils learn how the predator-prey relationship serves to maintain healthy populations with a game simulation. Individuals take on the roles of either a predator or prey and play a modified game of tag to model how the populations change within a habitat.
- Vary the ratio of predators and prey and collect data on the time it takes to balance the populations
- Have pupils give examples of other predator-prey relationships and play the game with different pairs
- Allow time to collect and prepare materials
- Provides important background information
- Includes a teaching guide to help plan for instruction