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FALL 2004
OH DEERGOALTo help students understand the importance of suitable habitat for animal populations and
recognize factors that may affect wildlife populations in changing ecosystems.Objectives:
Students will:1. identify and describe food, water, and shelter as three essential components of habitat;
2.recognize that a good habitat is the key to wildlife survival
3.see that a population will continue to increase in size until some “limiting factors” cause
fluctuations in wildlife populations
4.understand that nature is never in “balance,” but is constantly changing.MATERIALSNote: Be sure you have all necessary materials before you leave the lab.* Materials are not in boxes! They can be found in Vanderbilt bags.
large area – either outdoors or indoors where students have room to move around
chalkboard or chart tablet
data record sheet
64 blue cards
64 brown cards
64 green cards
6 small buckets or containers

Note: This lesson requires good classroom management. If you can, talk to
the teacher about the game before you start so he/she can help keep the
class organized and focused. Establish a signal that the students will
recognize as the signal for them to stop moving, get quiet, and look to
you for further instructions. (Use a raised hand, a whistle, clapping, or
a signal that the classroom teacher uses for a “Stop and get quiet” signal.)BACKGROUND The most fundamental of life’s necessities for any animal are food, water, shelter and space in a suitable arrangement. Without these essential components, animals cannot survive. A variety of factors affect the ability of wildlife to successfully reproduce and to maintain their population over time. Disease, predator/prey relationships, varying impacts of weather conditions from…