Students head outside for a game of Predator and Prey in this lesson. Students assume the roles of predators, prey, and resources in this activity. Students experience different environmental conditions like scarcity or surplus and how that affects predator and prey relationships. Concepts covered in this lesson are: ecological relationships, co-evolution, and adaptation. An extension activity allows students to research specific predator/prey relationships and determine the characteristics that are common for each group.
Grade Level: 5-7