Honors B Day for 11/1/16

Student modeled natural selection using paper airplanes as birds and modifying them based on random mutation (selected by dice). A copy of this is here.lesson_3_investigating_the_sources_of_variation_in_a_population

We also watched three videos on natural selection and answered questions about them in our notebooks.

Video Clip #1

How did public opinion of his day affect Charles Darwin’s willingness to publish the Origin of Species?

Video Clip #2

How is the overproduction of offspring related to competition between individuals?

How is variability between individuals related to the fact that some individuals are more successful and leave more offspring than others?

Video Clip #3

Why might the newt and the garter snake be an example of and “Evolutionary Arms Race”?

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