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2012

Science and Mathematics Education

The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Biology

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Don't Break The Chain, Bridget Cooney, Nicole Sciandra Jul 2012

Don't Break The Chain, Bridget Cooney, Nicole Sciandra

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The simulation that we created in Agent Sheets entitled Don’t Break the Chain is a multi-faceted tool for any classroom. It covers a variety of topics in Biology including ecosystems, food chains, invasive species, habitat destruction, and population growth. Students can better understand how living things in nature are connected and how human’s actions can affect the environment.

One of our goals was to provide students something to look at that enabled them to see how different species rely on each other for survival. We also wanted students to be able to manipulate different factors that could change ...