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Rabbits and vegetation - a real population case study

Lesson idea. A study of the factors affecting the rabbit population of the North and South Downs in England.

Teaching approach. Learning objectives are met using the following approaches:

  • brainstorm (whole class(ta))
  • looking at graphs (small group work(ta))
  • case study (whole class teaching and discussion(ta))
  • concept mapping (whole class activity) (edit)
Resource details
Title Populations and ecosystems
Topic [[Topics/Populations|Populations]],  [[Topics/Ecology|Ecology]]
Teaching approach

[[Teaching Approaches/Whole class|Whole class]],  [[Teaching Approaches/Group work|Group work]],  [[Teaching Approaches/Discussion|Discussion]]

Learning Objectives

Students should develop an understanding of the fragility and instability of ecosystems and be able to express an opinion on how much interference humans should make to protect one species or habitat.

Format / structure




Age of students / grade


Useful information

Uses content from the Breakthrough to Mathematics, Science and Technology Series.

Files and resources to view and download

Preview snapshot of Chapter 6