Document Type

Lesson Plan

Publication Date

Summer 2013


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:

  1. Student worksheets
  2. Lesson plan
  3. Powerpoint presentations


Questions, comments or suggestions about this model may be sent to:

Dr. Leigh Little, The College at Brockport (922 kB)
Lesson Plan and supplemental content

Tools used

Agent Sheets, Excel

Grade Level