Predator/Prey Relationship

Grades 5-8 Performance Task

Contributed by: Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

Students study a table containing population data covering a 28 year period for snowshoe hare and lynx in a certain area of Canada. The students are asked to create a graph of the data to facilitate accurate analysis, then to use the research data to write a brief response to a proposal to reduce the lynx population.