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In the Lynx Eats the Hare population study kit for biology and life science, recreate and experience the classic, interrelated life cycles of lynx and hares. Perform this entertaining simulation.

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Recreate and experience the classic, interrelated life cycles of lynx and hares by performing this entertaining simulation! Students will be captivated as they simulate and tally the ever-changing numbers of lynx and hares in a given area. The activity allows students to see what happens when an area becomes overpopulated or when a food source becomes limited. The life cycles of twenty generations of lynx and hares will be observed and graphed for further study to identify trends in the population growth. Kit includes five decks of Lynx Eats the Hare cards, detailed instructions, student worksheets to analyze the results and complete teacher notes.

Super Value Kit is complete for five groups of six students playing at the same time. Additional card decks are available. All materials are reusable.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Lynx eats the hare card deck, 5
Lynx eats the hare data table
Lynx tally sheet

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
MS-LS2.B: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
HS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
HS-LS2.B: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
HS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Energy and matter
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-LS2-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-2. Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
MS-LS2-4. Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
HS-LS2-1. Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.
HS-LS2-4. Use mathematical representations to support claims for the cycling of matter and flow of energy among organisms in an ecosystem.
HS-LS2-6. Evaluate claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.