Module 3 Lesson 1 - Ecosystems as Complex Adaptive systems

Posted January 30, 2020 by wellina

Slide Deck

Teaching Summary

Getting Started 10 minutes

  1. Ecosystems as Complex Adaptive Systems introduction
  2. Prerequisite concepts/vocabulary review (see Ecosystems prerequisite concepts activity, below)

Activity #1: Papercatchers 25 minutes (New Learning)

  1. Participatory Simulation [tutorial video]
  2. Population Growth and Carrying Capacity

Activity #2: Previewing the Rabbits and Grass Model 10 minutes (New Learning/Discovery)

  1. Preview of the model [model link]
  2. Make observations, ask questions

Wrap-Up 5 minutes (Reflection)

  1. If you were to study a real-world ecosystem, what kind of data would you want to collect?

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