2Information to know before we start: What are the most important things that animals need to survive?FoodShelterSpaceWaterIn today’s game we will be learning about three of these: food, shelter and water
3Game rules I will divide you up into 4 groups – numbered 1, 2, 3, or 4 When we go outside, all 1s should stand together on one side of a line and the rest of 2,3 and 4 will stand together in one group on the other side of a line1s are deer, and 2,3 and 4 will be the different parts of the habitat (food, water or shelter) that an animal needs to surviveEach part of the habitat has a special symbol: PRACTICEFood – hands on stomachWater – hands over mouthShelter – hands over head like a point / upside -down v – shape*When we get outside to the plaza by the library, I will show you where to stand
4Game rules continued…The goal is for the deer to get the ‘resource’ they need to survive: MATCHINGThe deer must run to the other side and match up with the habitat part they are looking for. You must high-five when you match-up.After high-fiving, run back to the deer side with your resource. The habitat person becomes a deer.Do not tell anyone what resource you are looking for.If a deer cannot find a matching partner, it ‘dies’ and they are recycled to become part of the habitat groupEach round I will be keeping track of the number of deer that are still ‘alive’, so we can create a graph of our results and see the changes in the deer populationWe are going to play about rounds
7Finally…what happened? Answer these questions as your Science Journal for today: 1) From the game, what are some limiting factors that may affect the population? 2) Do wildlife populations stay the same or do they fluctuate (change a lot)? 3) What do you think would have happened if I introduced a ‘disease’ (someone that could catch you when trying to run back to your deer side) ?