Author:
Kimberly Hageman
Subject:
Elementary Education, Biology, Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Upper Primary, Middle School
Tags:
  • Competition
  • Ecology
  • Ecosystems
  • Hands-On
  • Limiting Factors
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Other

    Education Standards

    The Fight for Resources

    The Fight for Resources

    Overview

    Objective:  This hands on activity is designed for middle school students to simulate the competition that occurs between organisms within the same ecosystem. Students will play the role of an organism where they will compete for resources (beads).   Students will collect and analyze data as well as answer conclusion questions.   

    South Carolina State Science Standards: SC: 7-LS2-1, 7-LS2-2, 7-LS2-4 

     

    (Preview Image): "Predator&Prey" by Rathika Ramasamy is licensed under CC BY 2.0  retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/28163014@N00/690266517  

    The Fight for Resources

    Objective:  A hands on activity designed for middle school students simulating competition between organisms.

    South Carolina State Science Standards: SC: 7-LS2-1, 7-LS2-2, 7-LS2-4