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PENGUIN FORAGING: WHERE & WHY? * Lesson Plan PPT to use with students *

Lunch?  What do you like to eat for lunch?  How far did you have to travel to get your lunch?

Penguins Lunch?  What do penguins eat for lunch?  How far do penguins have to travel to get their lunch?

Adélie Penguin Simulation  Only one goes at a time, other stays back to care for/protect chick.  Objective = to collect as many krill (beads) as possible for chick.  Two rounds total. Each round = 1 minute long.  Plastic bag = stomach to fill.  Collect krill using hand not holding plastic bag (your beak).  Collect one krill from a bucket at a time.  Need to change buckets before collecting next krill. But following krill can be from original bucket.  Can stand and lean over bucket (no kneeling or sitting).  Cannot pick krill off of floor.

Adélie Penguin Simulation Data Round/Partner Convergence Zone Color Beads (Pink/Red) Other Color Beads (White) Round 1 Raw Data Round 1 Averaged Data Round 2 Raw Data Round 2 Averaged Data

Adélie Penguin Simulation Results  Which color of beads was there more of in each round?  Did the difference between red and white beads change across the rounds (over time)?  Which colors did you pick up more of during the game? Why?

Satellite Tags

Palmer Station N

N

N N

What patterns do you observe?

Where did the penguins go?

No penguins tagged!

Daily Questions 1. What influences where Adélie penguins forage for food?

Daily Questions 1. What influences where Adélie penguins forage for food? 2. How could convergence zones impact where Adélie penguins forage for food?

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