Level A: Up and Down in the Wild: Predator and Prey
This lesson allows students to explore the interactions of two animal populations (wolves and moose) within an
ecosystem. One animal in the simulation is a predator.
The other animal is its prey. Their populations rise and
fall (oscillate) over time as they interact and impact one
Match predators with corresponding prey animals.
Explore a population simulation with two interacting
Represent and interpret data on a line graph.
Tell the story of how and why two populations go up
and down (oscillate) over time.
Identify predator/prey animals in ecosystems.
Determine which animal population grows most quickly
versus least quickly and be able to explain what created
these two results.