Oh Deer- Project WILD

Students simulate a deer population and its “limiting factors” of water, food, and shelter, which are represented by strips of colored paper. “Deer” who are unable to find a match for their limiting factor do not survive the round, and instead becoming limiting factors. The data is collected and graphed, so students can see how population dynamics are cyclical and dependent on availability of limiting factors.


Oh Deer Lab Student Handout (Mary Bowman) 

Oh Deer Lab Teacher Instructions (Project WILD)