Level B: Why are there not more Elephants?: Population Dynamics
This lesson explores how animal populations can grow and decline over time through use of a simulation. This very simple model allows students to
impact the birth and death rates based on input for
different animals. The simulation displays what happens
to the different populations over time. Students can
compare the resulting trends for different animals and
consider why those trends occur. Students may also
research additional animal data in order to create their
Compare animal population trends through use of a
Represent and interpret data on a line graph.
Describe what impacts an animal population's growth
and decline over time.
Explain why animals are limited in their growth by a carrying capacity.
Compare animal populations in order to determine
which population is most successful over time. Be able
to explain why.