Lesson Plan

Grades 3-5, 6-8

Panther Hunt

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20 minutes (Part 1), 25 minutes (Part 2)

SUBJECTS: Math, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Carrying Capacity, Population Biology, Interdependence in Nature

Resource Overview

Students act as panthers hunting for food in a model habitat to learn about carrying capacity and explore changes that occur because of human activities. (Distance learning tool available below!)

Students will be able to:
  • Define carrying capacity and explain how it relates to an animal species.
  • Examine how human actions can impact the carrying capacity of a habitat.

Features of This Resource

  • Math extensions available as students manipulate their own data sets
  • Great for biology and environmental science classes
  • This predator-prey lab is one of Population Education’s most popular activities!
  • Great lesson for Earth Day

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