Natural Selection Lesson Plans

  • Multimedia
    Natural Selection Game
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    Multimedia
    Students use the animation to learn how natural selection influenced populations of peppered moths. Great game where students get to pretend they are a bird and eat camouflaged peppered moths. You will need to have Adobe Shockwave installed to use this animation.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Techapps High School
  • Lab Experiment
    Adaptations of Darwin’s Finches Lab
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

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    Experiment
    Students participate in an activity that demonstrates how natural selection works by mimicking adaptations of Darwin’s finches. Topics include extinction, competition, generations, survival of the fittest and graphing.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.C: Adaptation
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Assessment
    Theory of Evolution Quiz
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    This quiz assesses students knowledge of natural selection, selection based on phenotypes, evidence, fossils, and genetic variation.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by High School
  • Multimedia
    Natural Selection in Populations
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    Students change the beak size and precipitation parameters and watch how populations of finches survive and thrive or die off based upon their adaptations. Good animation for students to see how natural selection works with populations.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by EDC High School

More Natural Selection lesson plans are in the works.
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