Natural Selection: Natural Disasters

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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?

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Let pupils play the Stop Disasters game at http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a free CK-12 account to access the interactive
  • Assumes prior knowledge of preditors and camouflage
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Includes challenge questions and offers correct answers when students answer them incorrectly
  • Learn more section provides extension ideas
Cons
  • None