Students will use the AgentSheets simulation and excel spreadsheet to understand population dynamics, food webs, invasive species, and predator/prey relationships. This focuses students on the topic of predator/prey and invasive species interactions, assesses prior knowledge of the topic, and allows a student to relate new material to previously covered material and to connect material to “real life” examples.
This addresses Content Standards 1 and 4, and Content Objectives:
C1: Students will be able to (SWBAT) label the food web in the AgentSheets simulation
C2: SWBAT: identify two cause and effects of changing a variable within the system
C3: SWBAT: complete the worksheet with a 75% or higher.
The primary file is a lesson plan, accompanied by supplemental files. In the supplemental zipped files, you will find:
- Student worksheets
- Lesson plan
- Powerpoint presentations
Heiss, Brian and Nolan, Thomas, "Population Dynamics Lesson Plan" (2013). Lesson Plans. 334.
Agent Sheets, Excel