The Deer Dilemma. Created By: Amy Taylor Hazelwood Central High School. To Teacher Page. To Activity. Teacher Page. Grade Level: 10 MAP Content Standards : The learner will be able to describe the effects of a decrease in biodiversity.
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Focus on the process of problem solving with your students…they need to understand not only the facts, but the reasoning behind them. Have them write their thoughts on paper and then discuss them as a class.
After decades of widespread human expansion, the 1925 Missouri deer population was estimated at 325. Thanks to conservation efforts,
white-tailed deer are no longer a threatened species in Missouri. In many areas the deer are becoming a nuisance to humans when less than a century ago the tables were turned.
field research assistant for the
conservation department. Your job is
to investigate the deer population
and the affects of natural phenomena
and human activity on it.
You have researched the history of the Missouri deer population as shown.
What can you determine from the above graph?
Be sure your questions are specific
about possible reasons for an increase
Discuss your ideas with
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