A high energy activity that involves designated students to become the fox or mouse in a game of safe tag while recording the results of the activity in a data table and graph. 5 students become the "foxes" and the rest of the group becomes the "mouse". Foxes are to tag as many mice as they can in 30 second trials of increasing coverage trials (meaning mice have more areas to "hide" as the activity progresses). A great activity that can be played inside or outside that gets kids thinking about how biotic and abiotic factors and intra-species competition affects the population size of a species, both prey and predator.
Interpreting data tables and graphs
Relationship between Predator population and prey population
Characteristics that allow predators and prey to survive