Predator and Prey
Model the behavior of predators and their prey.
1. Explore phase
Predators share fascinating dynamic relationships with their prey. They have evolved over centuries to improve as hunters and trappers. This has forced prey to adapt in order to evade predators and survive.
Let students explore the developing relationships between different sets of predators and their prey.
2. Create phase
Students create a predator or prey model in order to describe the relationship between a predator and its prey.
Let students explore the Design Library so they can choose a model for inspiration. Then allow them to experiment and create their own solutions, modifying any basic model as they see fit.
Suggested Design Library base models include:
Have teams work in pairs, with one team modelling a predator and the other team the prey.
3. Share phase
Students should present their predator or prey models, explaining how they have represented the relationship between two species. They could use research and portfolio documentation to support their explorations and ideas.
Ensure that students explain the different strategies the chosen predator uses to attract and catch its prey.