Learn how the "Owl Butterfly" may have gotten the spot on its wings.
It's been 150 years since Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. Yet his ideas remain as central to scientific exploration as ever. This video follows follows entomologist David Kavanaugh, who predicted that a new beetle species would be found on the Trinity Alps. Find out if his prediction came true.
Four Governing Principles of Natural Selection
In this activity students will read two theories about how species change over time. They will participate in an activity that requires them to apply their knowledge. Students arrange sets of pictures in a way that demonstrates the two different theories.
Answer sheet for student reading and questions and activity 1 in "Introduction to Natural Selection Lesson Plan".
Student worksheets for Introduction to Natural Selection Lesson Plan.
Students develop a simulation of bird adaptation to an island environment. They extend their simulation to include change in the environment.
Reviews how natural selection is the mechanism for evolution.
Practice Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection questions
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection.
To encourage students’ critical thinking about vocabulary concepts, to allow students to reflect on their knowledge of individual vocabulary words, and to increase vocabulary comprehension using the Vocabulary Self-Rate.
Come up with questions about a topic and learn new vocabulary words to determine answers using an Ask, Answer, Learn table.
Covers methods of evolution other than natural selection, effects of invasive species and ecosystems. Looks at changes in the cane toad population since their invasion of Australia.
Covers artificial selection and domestication of animals by looking at conservation efforts to revive populations of the only truly wild, as opposed to feral, horse population remaining.
Covers domestication of animals in South America. Looks at the use of molecular techniques to determine relationships between species, and how environmental change is affecting remaining wild population of animals.
This study guide looks at Darwin's theory of evolution and natural selection. It also looks at some of the evidences supporting the theory of evolution (comparative anatomy, comparative embryology, biogeography).
News article on how deer mice evolved to have a lighter skin color in 10,000 years.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Natural Selection.