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Sticky Adpatations A Lesson on Natural Selection

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Description The purpose of this activity to to provide students with an opportunity to explore the conditions in which natural selection occurs. Students will create and experiment in this Level 4 inquiry activity to test the effects of environmental change on survival rates. This teaching resource was developed by a K-12 science teacher in the American Physiological Society’s 2010 Frontiers in Physiology Program. For more information on this program, please visit www.frontiersinphys.org.
Type of Resource Laboratory or Hands-On Activity
Format Portable Document Format - PDF
Landra Knodel, Irene-Wakonda High School
Development Date April 1, 2011
Grade/Age Levels High School lower division (Grades 9-10)
High School upper division (Grades 11-12)
National Science
Educational Standards
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (K-12), Abilities of technological design (K-12), Behavior of organisms (9-12), Biological evolution (9-12), Evidence, models, and explanation (K-12), Evolution and equilibrium (K-12), Form and function (K-12), Interdependence of organisms (9-12), Nature of scientific knowledge (9-12), Population growth (9-12), Understandings about scientific inquiry (K-12)
Learning Time 6-9 hours
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed By LifeSciTRC Board
Review Date August 20, 2013
Funding Source NIH-SEPA Program
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Nicely designed inquiry-based experiment that students will enjoy.
Kim Henige, CSU Northridge

I will use these activities with my 7th grade students. I particularly like the incorporation of researching scientists in addition to Darwin.
Anne Joy, Driscoll Middle School


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