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Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.

 
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Pocket Mouse Example - Natural Selection

8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use mathematical representations to support conclusions as they learn about how natural selection affected the pocket mouse population of the southwestern United States.

 
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pocketmouse
   

Peppered Moths

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Models can be helpful to describe patterns in natural processes.

 
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peppered moths
   

Natural Selection: Facilitating Student Discussion

7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Through various discussion activities students use an inquiry approach to come to a mutual understanding of evolution by natural selection.

 
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mechan intro
   

How Does Color Help An Animal To Survive?

6th Grade Science » Unit: Pond Study: Plant & Animal Cells
6th Grade Science » Unit: Pond Study: Plant & Animal Cells
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Visuals are very important and help to clarify the understanding of a concept. This lesson on adaptation teaches that small differences can have large effects in the animal or plant kingdom.

 
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chameleon in green color adaptation 01
   

Natural Selection in the Wild Discovery

7th Grade Science » Unit: Adaptation: Natural Selection in the Wild
7th Grade Science » Unit: Adaptation: Natural Selection in the Wild
Andrea Pless
Wheat Ridge, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Watch mutations change a population over time!

 
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evolution lab
   

Natural Selection in the Wild Pre-Requisite

7th Grade Science » Unit: Adaptation: Natural Selection in the Wild
7th Grade Science » Unit: Adaptation: Natural Selection in the Wild
Andrea Pless
Wheat Ridge, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Which beaks will work the best over time for the organisms?

 
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birdbeak
Next Gen Science
 
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