I watched the first few rounds of fishing in the science lab before moving on to observing in other classes. Later, I asked students at lunch how their fishing simulation turned out. They reported that several groups attempted cooperative planning and conservation, with mixed results. Other groups succumbed to the lure of the market, with price fluctuations leading to hoarding, over-fishing, and, eventually, population crashes … followed by fishing companies going under.
Read more about this lab on Science Teacher Andy Milbauer’s Conserve School website.
– Mary Anna
Conserve School is a conservation-based semester school for high school students. Read more about us at www.conserveschool.org or on our Facebook page.