Net Gain, Net Effect
Objective: Students will desribe the evolution of fishing techniques, and interpret the changes in technology on fishing populatons.
Method: Students conduct a simulation to explore the evolution of fishing and the effects of changing technology on fish populations.
This would be a great way to introduce not only going outdoors in to the classroom, but a series on differential equations and what effects does it have on our population. This lesson comes from Project Wild. links students and wildlife through its mission to provide wildlife-based conservation and environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. Through the use of balanced curriculum materials and professional training workshops, Project WILD accomplishes its goal of developing awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment.
You can find a page for educators here: http://www.projectwild.org/educators.htm where you can find resources and framework for you classroom lessons.