COSM

Create Your Own Aquatic Organism

Activity Summary
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.

Grade Levels
9-12

Learning Objectives
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

Lesson Materials (view or download)
PowerPoint
Lesson Plans

Keywords
adaptation, natural selection, evolution

Last updated: 3/3/2015

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