Learning Exercise

Predator and Prey Relationships

This site allows teacher and students to set the parameters of a pred/prey relationship and then run a simulation. At any time during the simulation you can collect data at any given point by stopping and then re-starting. The simulaion also provides graphs and other info that is benefital to the learning process.
Course: Biology
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Applet that allows the user to simulate how nature keeps its balance via predator/prey relationships. Provides all... see more

Exercise

Technical Notes

need either a computer lab or ditigal equipment in order to run simulation

Topics

Ecology

Learning Objectives

Students will know how fluctuations in population size in a ecosystem are determined by the relative rates of birth, immigration, emigration, and death.