Create Your Own Aquatic Organism
In this activity students will learn about natural selection and evolution through advantageous adaptations. Students will have the opportunity to create an aquatic organism that has several adaptations that enable its survival in one of four different aquatic habitats. Students will create a display of their organism, write a 1-2 page essay and present their organism to the class in a 2-3 minute talk. An example grading rubric is included with this activity.
1. Demonstrate an understanding of adaptations by creating an organism with adaptations that enhance its survival in a given environment
2. Explain how adaptations among different individuals affects relative fitness
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adaptation, natural selection, evolution
Last updated: 3/3/2015