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Go Fish!Introduction:In colonial days, there was usually an area of land set aside in each town called a “commons,” upon which alltownspeople could graze their livestock. In Ecology, this concept is employed to understand the use ofresources that are shared, or held in “common.” In this activity, you will learn what often happens to suchcommonly-held resources.Materials:1 spoon for each student16 Fish for each group of four1 Cup for each group of four (“lake”)Part 1:HERE’S THE STORYAs the head of your family, you need to fish for food.The nearest fishing hole is a small, pleasant place thataccommodates 16 fish.There are 4 families that rely on this pond.They fish in the morning, after which time theremaining fish reproduce…1 offspring per fish to a maximum of 16 total fish in the pond.PROCEDURE: PART 1Go to your lab table with your partner however you will work individually, as you represent your own family.4families per table.On your table find 4 fishing poles (spoons) and a fishing pond (Kleenex box). The fish are in the Kleenex box.Don’t look inside.In a real pond you wouldn’t be able to look in and see the fish (at least not very well) so don’tlook now.The oldest person goes first.Each fisherperson may take as many or as few fish as he/she wants during theirturn, but more than one fish is needed to feed each family.The morning of fishing will last 1 minute.

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