Natural Selection – Battle of the Beaks
Students investigate whether inherited structures provide an adaptive advantage in a competitive environment. Students simulate birds competing for various foods by using different utensils to pick up different objects.
1. Explain how variation among different individuals affects relative fitness
2. Explain how natural selection leads to change in phenotype of a species across generations
3. Describe how evolution works
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fitness, natural selection, adaptive advantage
Last updated: 3/3/2015