Students create a publication (website, infographic) to educate their classmates about a specific animal that is on the endangered species list.
Students open owl pellets to reveal the skeletons and fur of the owl's last meal, and then reconstruct the skeletons using an bone chart.
Students use the mark-and-recapture technique of estimating population size, by simulating the technique with toys.
Activity illustrates the competitive exclusion principle by showing students how each population behaves when grown alone or when mixed together.
The goal is for students to develop a basic understanding about how animal models are used to study behavior and how behavior can be explained from an evolutionary perspective.
This case study focuses on survivorship curves and population models by examining a case about loggerhead turtles. The case starts off with a story about how beach visitors must …