Level B: Circles of Interaction: Predator, Prey and Plants
This lesson explores predator (wolf), prey (moose), and food (plants) within an ecosystem. Students role-play being a wildlife manager who is doing "on the job" training. The manager controls hunting of prey populations and killing of predators. The default simulation behavior for prey, predators, and food is oscillation.
Represent and interpret data on a line graph.
Compare results for simulation runs.
Manage a simulated ecosystem, keeping it healthy.
Identify and explain challenges of being a wildlife manager and meeting specific goals.
Keep the ecosystem healthy while managing related human interests, even in the face of unexpected events, such as a drought.