COSM

Monster Fitness

Activity Summary
Students are introduced to the concepts of evolution, natural selection, and fitness. They then get to see these processes through a made up scenario where a group of monsters have to relocate. Students chose what traits they want their monster to have and then get to see if their monster can survive in this new island habitat.

Grade Levels
9-12

Learning Objectives
1. Describe the process of natural selection
2. Explain how natural selection leads to evolution
3. Describe how adaptations can increase fitness
4. Distinguish between artificial and natural selection
5. Infer as to which adaptations are best suited for environmental conditions

Lesson Materials (view or download)
PowerPoint
Lesson Plan

Keywords
adaptation, mutation, evolution, natural selection, gene flow

Last updated: 3/3/2015

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