Owl Family Natural Selection

How do genetic mutations within a population lead to future variations? Provide your class with the resources to answer this question and more upon completing an activity on natural selection. The entire class participates in a fun role play designed to enforce concepts of genetics, heredity, and natural selection so they may better understand how these principles relate to our own environment.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Select another species and describe how genetic adaptations will affect its survival
  • Randomly assign individuals the role of mother or father to encourage additional interactivity
Classroom Considerations

  • Follow safety protocol when using plastic forks to avoid accidents
Pros

  • Materials may be recycled or stored for multiple uses
  • Group interaction sparks creativity and encourages expanded discussions
Cons

  • None
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