Students construct a working definition of the word "evolution," and list the key points of Darwin's theory of natural selection. They create paper moths to help them explain the importance of camouflage and how it relates to natural selection.
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Introduction to Natural Selection: Darwin & Lamarck
Charles Darwin and Jean Baptiste Lamarck are credited for developing the theory of natural selection. After teaching your beginning biologists about acquired characteristics, they read the included selection and answer questions that...
6th - 9th Science
What is Natural Selection?
If you carefully observe populations with short life cycles, you can observe natural selection happening. The video explains what natural selection is, how scientists theorized it, and how science proves the concept. It highlights the...
9 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Natural Selection: Natural Disasters
Can natural disasters alter natural selection? The interactive explores this concept with mice living through a forest fire. As the environment changes, the camouflage also changes. How does this one disaster impact future generations?
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable