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Deer Me: A Predator/Prey Simulation
In this activity, learners will simulate the interactions between a predator population of gray wolves and a prey population of deer in a forest.
Bean BugsAdd to list Details
In this outdoor biology and math activity, learners estimate the size of a population of organisms too numerous to count.
Fish Communities: National Marine SanctuariesAdd to list Details
In this data activity, learners will compare and contrast fish communities, diversity and habitats in U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries.
Natural Selection in Protected and Unprotected Populations
In this simulation, learners model two elephant seal populations and how they change over time. Learners start with cards representing a variety of seals.
Rock PioneersAdd to list Details
In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners investigate organisms that live along the ocean's rocky coast.
The Scoop on ScallopsAdd to list Details
In this data analysis activity, learners quantify the abundance and distribution of sea scallops in and adjacent to the Mid-Atlantic closed areas.
For the Birds: Environmental Effects on PopulationAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will investigate how shorebirds and seabirds are extremely vulnerable to changes in their environment, whether human-induced or otherwise.
Clam HoopingAdd to list Details
In this two-part outdoor activity, learners conduct a population census of squirting clams on a beach or mudflat, and investigate the clams' natural history.
In this simulation of natural selection, learners use binder clips in three different sizes to represent the diversity of beak sizes in a bird population.
Population GameAdd to list Details
In this outdoor game, learners simulate a herd of deer trying to survive in an area called the "home range." Learners explore the concept of "carrying capacity"—what size population of an organism can
Create a Pasta Population MapAdd to list Details
Learners work as a group to create a map of their community. They use pasta to represent people, and glue the pasta on their maps to show areas of large population.
Collect Invertebrates to Determine Water QualityAdd to list Details
This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Alligator Habitat Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into organisms and the health of their ecosystems.
The Blue Crab's Chesapeake JourneyAdd to list Details
In this data collection activity about crabs, learners use data from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) trawl survey to determine the areas of the Chesapeake Bay that are being used by bl
Food Chain GameAdd to list Details
In this outdoor game, learners role play populations linked in a food chain.
Bugs, Worms & OthersAdd to list Details
In this creative outdoor activity, learners invent populations of make-believe organisms and then investigate real populations living in the activity site.
Energy Use in the AmericasAdd to list Details
Learners explore the relationship between energy consumption, population, and carbon emissions in the countries of the Americas.
Statistics: Something Fishy
In this math lesson, learners apply the concepts of ratio and proportion to the capture-recapture statistical procedure.
In this activity, learners play a game to simulate the food chain.
Sea Turtle PopulationsAdd to list Details
In this activity (on page 2 of PDF under GPS: Sea Turtles Activity), learners will model how a sea turtle population changes over time, from eggs to adults, using puffed rice.
Shake a Shrub
This is an activity where learners will discover what types and how many insects live in their own backyard.